Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

by Mary Webb

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Selected Short Stories by Mary Webb

Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well. Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane (1924), she won little respect from the general public. It was only after her death that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart. She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them. Among her most famous works are: The Golden Arrow (1916), Gone to Earth (1917), and Seven for a Secret (1922).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409908470
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 04/11/2008
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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