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Vernon Lee (1856–1935)

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Vernon Lee was born Violet Paget in 1856. Although best remembered for the bewitching ghost stories she wrote between 1881 and 1913, she was also a fervent pacifist who wrote extensively and innovatively on the art of writing and the morality of art itself. She died in 1935
Image credit: Vernon Lee, by John Singer Sargent, 1881. Wikimedia Commons.

Tekijän teokset

The Virgin of the Seven Daggers (1955) — Tekijä — 137 kappaletta
Hauntings (1906) 71 kappaletta
A Phantom Lover (1997) 35 kappaletta
Miss Brown (1884) 14 kappaletta
The Snake Lady and Other Stories (1954) 12 kappaletta
Amour dure y otros relatos (1990) 10 kappaletta
Vanitas: Polite Stories (2004) 9 kappaletta
The Countess of Albany (2009) 9 kappaletta
Amour Dure (2014) 7 kappaletta
Genius loci : notes on places (2007) 6 kappaletta
Limbo and Other Essays (2004) 4 kappaletta
Marsyas in Flanders (2016) 3 kappaletta
Les épées de l'effroi (1970) 3 kappaletta
Satan the Waster (2020) 3 kappaletta
Presencias (2023) 3 kappaletta
In Praise of Old Gardens (2010) 2 kappaletta
Sobre el estilo (2023) 2 kappaletta
Embrujada (2019) 2 kappaletta
Possessioni 2 kappaletta
A Lasting Love 1 kappale
Otilia 1 kappale
Hortus Vitae (2017) 1 kappale
Music and its Lovers (2018) 1 kappale
The Poet's Eye 1 kappale
Het serpent 1 kappale
Vital lies 1 kappale
A Vernon Lee Anthology (1929) 1 kappale
El Fantasma enamorat (1987) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Avustaja — 546 kappaletta
Pahoja tyttöjä, villejä naisia (1986) — Avustaja — 527 kappaletta
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (1983) — Avustaja — 434 kappaletta
Late Victorian Gothic Tales (2005) — Avustaja — 191 kappaletta
Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siècle (1993) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
The Phantom of the Opera and Other Gothic Tales (2018) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Avustaja — 168 kappaletta
Five Victorian Ghost Novels (1971) — Avustaja — 142 kappaletta
The Supernatural Omnibus (1931) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1988) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta
The Dedalus Book of Decadence (1990) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta
Classic Ghost Stories (2010) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
Ghost Stories and Other Horrid Tales (1997) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Pirates & Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
The Second Dedalus Book of Decadence the Black Feast (1992) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1970) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Medusa's Daughters (2020) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Venice Stories (2018) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales (1992) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
The Religion of Beauty: Selections from the Aesthetes (1950) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Tales of the Undead: Vampires and Visitants (1947) — Avustaja, eräät painokset9 kappaletta
Klassieke griezelverhalen (1980) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Night | A Lasting Love | Chickamauga — Avustaja — 1 kappale
幻想文学 (63) (2002) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
イギリス怪談集 (河出文庫) (1990) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Adventure of the Snowing Globe and other stories (1999) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Lee, Vernon
Virallinen nimi
Paget, Violet
Syntymäaika
1856-10-14
Kuolinaika
1935-02-13
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
UK
France (birth)
Syntymäpaikka
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Kuolinpaikka
San Gervasio Bresciano, Italy
Asuinpaikat
Italy
Ammatit
essayist
novelist
dramatist
short story writer
pacifist
political activist (näytä kaikki 7)
travel writer
Suhteet
James, Henry (friend)
Holdsworth, Annie E (sister-in-law)
Lee-Hamilton, Eugene (half-brother)
Willis, Irene Cooper (companion)
Organisaatiot
Union of Democratic Control
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Vernon Lee was the pen name of Violet Paget, born in Boulogne, France to British parents traveling on the continent. She was a half-sister of poet Eugene Lee-Hamilton, from whose name she derived her pseudonym. She was a skilled harpsichord player, and her love of music inspired her first major work, Studies of the Eighteenth Century in Italy (1880). However, she is remembered today primarily for her supernatural fiction, which many critics consider the best of the 19th century. She also wrote more than a dozen volumes of essays on art, literary theory, music, and travel. In middle age, she became a supporter of women’s suffrage, a pacifist, and an expert in international relations. As a member of the Union of Democratic Control, she wrote Peace with Honour: Controversial Notes on the Settlement (1915) about the group's proposals for an accord with Germany to end World War I.

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THE DEEP ONES: "Dionea" by Vernon Lee , The Weird Tradition (tammikuu 2022)

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FILBO | Apr 24, 2024 |
I stumbled into this book when Baileys had a campaign of women authors publishing under a pseudonym. Reclaim her name -campaign offered free e-books and I decided to read this. It was like many gothic stories very descriptive. Not too much happened and from the beginning it was quite clear where it was going. In that sense the story was even boring. However, I found the language quite fascinating and modern.
 
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Lady_Lazarus | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 22, 2021 |
CONTENTS: Introduction by David G. Rowlands; Vernon Lee by Irene Cooper Willis; Amour Dure; Dionea; Oke of Okehurst, or, A Phantom Lover; A Wicked Voice; Pope Jacynth; Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady; The Lady and Death; St Eudaemon and his Orange-Tree; A Wedding Chest; The Gods and Ritter Tanhûser; Marsyas in Flanders; The Virgin of the Seven Daggers; Winthrop's Adventure; The Doll; The Legend of Madame Krasinska; Sister Benvenuta and the Christ Child; The Hidden Door; Ravenna and Her Ghosts; Faustus and Helena: The Supernatural in Art.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Crypto-Willobie | Apr 18, 2018 |
The young prince Alberic, only and much-neglected heir to his grandfather, the duke of Luna, becomes obsessed with the legend of his medieval ancestor, also called Alberic, and his relationship with the Snake Lady, a fairy trapped in snake form for 23 h a day unless redeemed by true love. Might the immortal fairy still be around? Meanwhile his grandfather's ministers plot and scheme for the day when the younger Alberic shall inherit the duchy.

I rather liked this story, which held some suspense - the ending did surprise me, though it's not particularly a twist - and is told with gentle irony and humour.

The protagonist's name - it may be no accident that it means "Elf-King" - inevitably reminded me of Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter, whose protagonist goes by the variant Alveric. I could believe Dunsany was inspired to use the name by this; there's some kinship in spirit between the tales, although here the supernatural seems to share our familiar world rather than invade from Beyond the Fields We Know.
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