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The Resource Noble savages : the Olivier sisters : four lives in seven fragments, Sarah Watling

Noble savages : the Olivier sisters : four lives in seven fragments, Sarah Watling

Label
Noble savages : the Olivier sisters : four lives in seven fragments
Title
Noble savages
Title remainder
the Olivier sisters : four lives in seven fragments
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Watling
Title variation
Olivier sisters
Title variation remainder
four lives in seven fragments
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the beginning of their lives, the Olivier sisters stood out: surprisingly emancipated, strikingly beautiful, markedly determined, and alarmingly 'wild'. Rupert Brooke was said to be in love with all four of them; D. H. Lawrence thought they were frankly 'wrong'; Virginia Woolf found them curiously difficult to read. The sisters seemed always to be one step ahead of their time. Margery and Daphne studied at Cambridge when education was still thought by some to be damaging to ovaries. Noel became a doctor; Daphne a pioneering teacher; Margery's promising trajectory was shot down by mental illness; Brynhild, the great beauty of the four, excelled as a Bloomsbury hostess yet gave it up for love and a life of uncertainty. In this intimate, sweeping biography, Sarah Watling brings the sisters in from the margins, tracing lives that span colonial Jamaica, the bucolic life of Victorian progressives, the frantic optimism of Edwardian Cambridge, the bleakness of two world wars, and a host of evolving philosophies for life over the course of the twentieth century
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watling, Sarah
Dewey number
923.2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olivier, Margery
  • Olivier, Brynhild
  • Olivier, Daphne
  • Olivier, Noel
  • Nobility
Target audience
adult
Label
Noble savages : the Olivier sisters : four lives in seven fragments, Sarah Watling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
One: Devils, not girls -- Two: How to live -- Three: The wretched remains -- Four: New ways to live -- Five: Brynhild's bedside: Christmas Eve, 1934 -- Six: Still carrying on -- Afterlives -- Postscript
Control code
000065389041
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9781787330191
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1051687833
Label
Noble savages : the Olivier sisters : four lives in seven fragments, Sarah Watling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
One: Devils, not girls -- Two: How to live -- Three: The wretched remains -- Four: New ways to live -- Five: Brynhild's bedside: Christmas Eve, 1934 -- Six: Still carrying on -- Afterlives -- Postscript
Control code
000065389041
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9781787330191
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1051687833

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