Muriel Jaeger

Standard Name: Jaeger, Muriel
Used Form: Muriel Jagger
Pseudonym: H. Hunter
Pseudonym: M. James
MJ began her book-publishing career with four novels during the 1920s and 30s; she is one of the least known amongst the Somerville novelists who attended Oxford together at the time of the First World War. Her fiction belongs primarily to the genres of science fiction and fantasy. She moved on to plays, radio plays, and nonfiction about politics, psychology, biography, and history. Her last work is a book of memoirs about her literary life.


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Friends, Associates Dorothy L. Sayers
At Oxford DLS met Muriel Jaeger , whose nickname was Jim. Their friendship continued, especially when DLS moved to London in 1920. Muriel encouraged Dorothy during the composition of her first novel.
Reynolds, Barbara. Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul. Hodder and Stoughton.
53-4, 99, 102, 176
Literary responses Dorothy L. Sayers
Margaret Kennedy judged that these poems reflected the author's fear of committing herself.
Leonardi, Susan J. Dangerous by Degrees: Women at Oxford and the Somerville College Novelists. Rutgers University Press.
DLS enjoyed herself stirring up theological controversy over this book, persuading her friend Muriel Jaeger to write pseudonymously both for and against it.
Reynolds, Barbara. “"‘Dear Jim…’ The Reconstruction of A Friendship”. Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Vol.
, Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, pp. 47-59.
Textual Features Rose Macaulay
This novel, dedicated to the Philistines, the Barbarians, the Unsociable, has one of them as protagonist: the non-intellectual, extrovert, outdoor woman Denham Dobie, whose remote South American upbringing has done nothing to prepare her for...


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Jaeger, Muriel. Adventures In Living: From Cato to George Sand. Books for Libraries Press, 1970.
Jaeger, Muriel. Before Victoria. Chatto & Windus, 1956.
Jaeger, Muriel. Experimental Lives from Cato to George Sand. G. Bell and Sons, 1932.
Jaeger, Muriel. Hermes Speaks. Duckworth, 1933.
Jaeger, Muriel. Liberty versus Equality. T. Nelson and Sons, 1943.
Jaeger, Muriel. Retreat from Armageddon. Duckworth, 1936.
Jaeger, Muriel. Shepherd’s Trade. Arthur H. Stockwell, 1965.
Jaeger, Muriel. Sisyphus: or, The Limits of Psychology. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1929.
Jaeger, Muriel. The Man with Six Senses. Hogarth Press, 1927.
Jaeger, Muriel. The Question Mark. Hogarth Press, 1926.
Jaeger, Muriel. The Sanderson Soviet. A Comedy in three acts. French, 1934.
Jaeger, Muriel. Wars of Ideas. Watts & Co., 1942.