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Painted Shadow By Carole Seymour-Jones

Painted Shadow
by Carole Seymour-Jones

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Vivienne Eliot was committed to an asylum in 1938, five years after T.S. Eliot deserted her. This biography looks at their troubled marriage and how it was to provide the inspiration for "The Waste Land".
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Painted Shadow: A Life of Vivienne Eliot by Carole Seymour-Jones

Vivienne Eliot was committed to an asylum in 1938, five years after T.S. Eliot deserted her. This biography looks at their troubled marriage and how it was to provide the inspiration for "The Waste Land". When Tom and Vivienne married on 28 June 1915 they had known each other only a few months. He quickly introduced Vivienne to his mentor, the exploitative Bertrand Russell who under the guise of taking the Eliots under his wing drew Vivienne into an ever-closer, and ultimately devastating relationship. Inevitably the Eliots became involved in the emotional merry-go-round of the Bloomsbury and Garsington circles and their marriage became the subject of speculation. For a while Vivienne flourished - helping her husband with his literary work but by the time she was committed to an asylum in 1938, five years after T.S. Eliot had deserted her, Vivienne Eliot was a sad, lonely figure.

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About Carole Seymour-Jones


Carole Seymour-Jones is the author of Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and has spent the last five years researching this life of Vivienne Eliot. She received a Visiting Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Foundation for her work on the archives held at the Harry Ransom Research Center, University of Texas, Austin.

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GOR001103476
Painted Shadow: A Life of Vivienne Eliot by Carole Seymour-Jones
Carole Seymour-Jones
Used - Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2001-10-25
320
0094792704
9780094792708
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.