Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935

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Birth 1856-10-14
Death 1935-02-13

Biographical notes:

Vernon Lee was the pseudonym for Violet Paget (1856-1935), a British writer of supernatural fiction, poetry and essays who lived in Italy 1889-1935.

From the description of Vernon Lee manuscript fragment [manuscript], [1885-1900?]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648014870

Vernon Lee was the pen name of Violet Paget, an enigmatic English author with special interest in history and aesthetics. An English citizen, she was born and spent much of her life outside of England. Largely self-taught, the breadth and depth of her knowledge was extraordinary, and prominent in her writing. Her somewhat volatile personal life featured prominent feuds, failed lesbian relationships, and public disdain for her pacifism, but her eclectic writing crossed genres and continues to illuminate the idiosyncratic style of the author and her times.

From the description of Violet Paget letters and manuscript, 1885-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 55944444

British writer.

From the description of Essay, 1898. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78393681

Violet Paget [pseud. Vernon Lee], British art historian and writer.

From the guide to the Violet Paget manuscript material : 1 item, 1893, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English novelist and essayist, who wrote under the pseud. Vernon Lee (real name Violet Paget).

From the description of Papers. 1856-1935. (Colby College). WorldCat record id: 17018292

English author "Vernon Lee."

From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Florence, to Dr. Baldwin, 1910 Apr. 21 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270860119


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