Edwardians by V. Sackville-West

The Edwardians by V. Sackville-West. 1930 Literary Guild, first U.S. edition, 314 pages. Sackville-West was a novelist, poet, essayist, and friend to many in the Bloomsbury Group. Rebecca Dinerstein Knight in The Paris Review starts a wonderful biographical essay on Sackville-West thusly: "How preposterous is it that Vita Sackville-West, the best-selling bisexual baroness who wrote over thirty-five books that made an ingenious mockery of twenties societal norms, should be remembered today merely as a smoocher of Virginia Woolf? The reductive canonization of her affair with Woolf has elbowed out a more luxurious, strange story: Vita loved several women with exceptional ardor; simultaneously adored her also-bisexual husband, Harold; ultimately came to prefer the company of flora over fauna of any gender; and committed herself to a life of prolific creation (written and planted) that redefined passion itself." In the Edwardians, Sackville-West skewers upper class society.

Condition: Good-. Water mark on back cover, sunning to spine, damage to top of spine, hinge damage

"Lady Roehampton, though no one seeing her would have suspected it, had a marriageable daughter."

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