The Flurried Years
Violet Hunt's autobiography
First edition. Hardback. 24 × 15.5cm, 288pp.
'The Flurried Years' is the autobiography of the life of the author of 'White Rose of Weary Leaf'. Isobel Violet Hunt was born on 28th September 1862 in Durham, England. Hunt covered several literary forms, including short stories, novels, memoirs, and biographies. Her first published work was her novel 'The Maiden's Progress' (1894) which fell into the New Woman genre and represented her ideals as an active feminist. These political views led to her founding the Women Writer's Suffrage League in 1908. Feminism however, was by no means her only subject matter, with works like 'Tales of the Uneasy' (1911) being a collection of supernatural fiction short stories. Although Hunt produced many works, her reputation is as much for the literary salons she held at her home at South Lodge in Campden Hill as it is for her writing. She would entertain guests such as Rebecca West, Ezra Pound, Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, and other important writers of the time.
A reading copy. The blue cloth is quite heavily worn and rubbed, with fading to both boards. Internally, the book is in sound condition, with a little pulling to the binding. The title page is signed W S Hunt, though unknown whether this is a relative.