Ethel M. Dell

Standard Name: Dell, Ethel M.
Birth Name: Ethel Mary Dell
Indexed Name: Ethel M. Dell
EMD , the author of twenty best-selling novels published before and after the first world war, also produced eight volumes of short stories. Each novel features an introductory poem.
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Dell, Penelope. Nettie and Sissie. Hamish Hamilton.
When she began writing for publication she had no familiarity with the world beyond suburban southern England, combining sexual ignorance with intense erotic feeling. Her simple creed, in the words of the Feminist Companion, was courage, Empire, and protection of women, the first primaeval instinct of human chivalry.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Bound up in her works with delicate, upper-class women's need for protection are the admired virtues of chivalry, the horrors of sadistic domination, and a distaste for lower rungs of the social scale.


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Education Nina Hamnett
She already felt the terrible misery of being so young and ignorant.
Hamnett, Nina. Laughing Torso. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc.
Years later, when her art education had come to a halt for lack of money, she went to the local Public Library...
Family and Intimate relationships Naomi Jacob
As well as being a significant influence in other ways, the Scottish actress Marguerite Broadfoote (my greatest friend)
Jacob, Naomi. Me: A Chronicle about Other People. Hutchinson.
was (or may have been, as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has it)...
Intertextuality and Influence Lucas Malet
The novel pursues its tangle of relationships in leisurely style, with much lengthy discussion among the characters, sometimes in heightened, near-melodramatic tones. One of the cultural markers it uses is that of books: Mrs Harvey-Noakes...
Intertextuality and Influence Ethel Mannin
Ragged Banners also addresses questions of genre. The text includes an index which lists on the one hand names of notable literary figures (including Ethel M. Dell , T. S. Eliot , and Shakespeare ...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Bailey opens his introduction by quoting extensively from a scene in Ethel M. Dell 's The Top of the World which features a Proud Beauty and a Faithful Retainer. He also links Angel with...
Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Cartland
As a young woman BC immersed herself in books by Ethel M. Dell , Elinor Glyn , and Berta Ruck , among others. Dell in particular had a lasting impact on her own writing.
Robyns, Gwen. Barbara Cartland. Doubleday.
Literary responses Sheila Kaye-Smith
Critic Rachel Anderson considers that the religous or quasi-religious element in SKS 's characters—their larger-than-life passions and obsessions, their quests and self-lacerations and rebirths—link her work with that of such romance-writers as Florence Barclay ,...
Textual Features Ethel Mannin
Modelling herself after popular novelist Ethel M. Dell , whom she admired, EM called herself Ethel E. Mannin.
Textual Features E. M. Hull
After beginning her trip smoothly, Diana is surprised by a Sheik, Ahmed Ben Hassan, who kidnaps and rapes her. But EMH provides a troubling confluence of passion and male aggression, carefully blurring the line between...
Textual Production Barbara Cartland
In later life Cartland made herself the custodian of the romance tradition by re-issuing a long list of her favourites—Ethel M. Dell , Elinor Glyn , E. M. Hull , Berta Ruck , and...


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Dell, Ethel M. A Man Under Authority. Cassell, 1925.
Dell, Ethel M. Charles Rex. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1922.
Dell, Ethel M. Dona Celestis. Ernest Benn, 1933.
Dell, Ethel M. Honeyball Farm. Hutchinson, 1937.
Dell, Ethel M. Pullman. Ernest Benn, 1930.
Dell, Ethel M. Rosa Mundi. Cassell, 1921.
Dell, Ethel M. Sown among Thorns. Cassell, 1939.
Dell, Ethel M. Storm Drift. Hutchinson, 1930.
Dell, Ethel M. Tetherstones. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1923.
Dell, Ethel M. The Altar of Honour. Hutchinson, 1929.
Dell, Ethel M. The Black Knight. Cassell, 1926.
Dell, Ethel M. The Electric Torch. Cassell, 1934.
Dell, Ethel M. The Juice of the Pomegranate. Cassell, 1938.
Dell, Ethel M. The Knave of Diamonds. T. Fisher Unwin, 1913.
Dell, Ethel M. The Lamp in the Desert. Hutchinson, 1919.
Dell, Ethel M. The Obstacle Race. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921.
Dell, Ethel M. The Odds. Cassell, 1922.
Dell, Ethel M. The Prison Wall. Cassell, 1932.
Dell, Ethel M. The Serpent in the Garden. Cassell, 1938.
Dell, Ethel M. The Silver Wedding. Hutchinson, 1931.
Dell, Ethel M. The Tidal Wave. Cassell, 1919.
Dell, Ethel M. The Top of the World. Cassell, 1920.
Dell, Ethel M. The Unknown Quantity. Hutchinson, 1924.
Dell, Ethel M. The Way of an Eagle. T. Fisher Unwin, 1912.
Dell, Ethel M. Verses. Hutchinson, 1923.