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Vita: Rebel, Iconoclast and the Woman Behind the Mask Matthew Dennison

Vita: Rebel, Iconoclast and the Woman Behind the Mask

Matthew Dennison

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ISBN : 9780007486960
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416 pages
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Matthew Dennison traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita Sackville-Wests extraordinary life. His narrative charts a fascinating course from Vitas lonely childhood at Knole, through her affectionate but open marriage to Harold NicolsonMoreMatthew Dennison traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita Sackville-Wests extraordinary life. His narrative charts a fascinating course from Vitas lonely childhood at Knole, through her affectionate but open marriage to Harold Nicolson (during which both husband and wife energetically pursued homosexual affairs, Vita most famously with Virginia Woolf), and through Vitas literary successes and disappointments, to the famous gardens the couple created at Sissinghurst. The book tells how, from her privileged world of the aristocracy, Sackville-West brought her penchant for costume, play-acting and rebellion to the artistic vanguard of modern Britain.