Rachel Anderson

Standard Name: Anderson, Rachel


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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 ,...
Literary Setting Sheila Kaye-Smith
The novel opens on the funeral of the protagonist's father in October 1897. Its Sussex setting encompasses it; Joanna never travels as far away as London, and, as Rachel Anderson phrases it, SKSwrites untiringly...
Publishing Sheila Kaye-Smith
W. L. George persuaded her to set this book in Sussex (instead of the Channel Island setting she was planning) on grounds of her identification with Sussex in the public mind.
Anderson, Rachel, and Sheila Kaye-Smith. “Introduction”. Joanna Godden, Dial, p. xi - xviii.
When he further...
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 Features Sheila Kaye-Smith
It relates the religious conversion of a rowdy farmer who turns itinerant evangelical preacher, but cannot rid himself of his obsession with a gipsy woman. SKS makes use here of Sussex dialect,
British Book News. British Council.
(1950): 368
Textual Production E. M. Hull
She purportedly used the pseudonym E. M. Hullfor fear of disgracing her family.
Melman, Billie. Women and the Popular Imagination in the Twenties. Macmillan.
She wrote her first novel for personal distraction
Beauman, Nicola. A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39. Virago.
while her husband was away during the First World War; she...


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Anderson, Rachel, and Sheila Kaye-Smith. “Introduction”. Joanna Godden, Dial, 1984, p. xi - xviii.
Anderson, Rachel. The Purple Heart Throbs. Hodder and Stoughton, 1974.