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Rosamond Lehmann (1901–1990)

Autor(a) de Invitation to the Waltz

25+ Works 2,897 Membros 95 Reviews 18 Favorited

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Obras de Rosamond Lehmann

Invitation to the Waltz (1932) 614 cópias
The Weather in the Streets (1936) 562 cópias
Dusty Answer (1927) 476 cópias
The Echoing Grove (1953) 342 cópias
The Ballad and the Source (1944) 296 cópias
A Note in Music (1930) 198 cópias
A Sea-Grape Tree (1976) 112 cópias
Virago Omnibus III (1936) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Rosamond Lehmann's Album (1985) 19 cópias
Virago Omnibus I (1986) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Orion: A Miscellany Volume 2 (1945) — Editor — 6 cópias
Orion: A Miscellany Volume 1 — Editor — 6 cópias
A Letter to a Sister (1931) 4 cópias

Associated Works

The Holy Terrors (1929) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,725 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
Modern English Short Stories: Second Series (1911) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Infinite Riches (1993) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Penguin New Writing No. 23 (1942) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Heart of Me [2002 film] (2002) — Original book — 6 cópias
Tredive mesterfortællinger — Autor, algumas edições3 cópias
The Paris Review 96 1985 Summer (1985) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Lehmann, Rosamond Nina
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Fieldham, England, UK
London, England, UK
Cambridge University (Girton College|English Literature)
Lehmann, John (brother)
Lehmann, Beatrix (sister)
Rees, Goronwy (lover)
Day-Lewis, Cecil (lover)
Lehmann, R. C. (father)
PEN (International Vice-President)
College of Psychic Studies (Vice President)
Royal Society of Literature Companion of Literature
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 1982)
Pequena biografia
A popular, beautiful and talented British female writer of the 1920s and '30s. She was known for capturing the post WWI outlook of her "lost Generation." She was very skillful at depicting the bind women of the time experienced as war and technology modernized social conventions permanently. She brought home the now eternal feminist problem of having it all: surrendering to a man versus being independent.

Rosamond Lehmann was an older sister of actress Beatrix Lehmann and writer John Lehmann. Her family lived in grand style and Rosamond and her siblings were educated by governesses and tutors. She won a scholarship to Cambridge University, where she read English literature and modern and medieval languages. She married firstly Leslie (later Lord) Runciman, but the marriage was unhappy and the couple divorced in 1927. That same year, she published her first novel, Dusty Answer, which won both critical and popular acclaim. In 1928, she married painter Wogan Philipps, who became Baron Milford. The couple had two children before they divorced.
She had a long affair in the 1940s with the poet Cecil Day-Lewis. The Literary Encyclopedia says, "Rosamond Lehmann was one of the most celebrated writers of the late 1920s and 1930s, famed as much for her beauty and elegance as for her well-crafted interwar novels. Consistently blending romance and loss, her work captures the Zeitgeist of a period much given to nostalgia. Her lasting achievement, however, lies in her acute sense of the tensions and conflicts in women's lives in the interwar years: in the portrayal of the impasse between modernity and convention, between the desire for romance and the need for independence." Lehmann was close with many members of the Bloomsbury Group. She wrote plays and short stories in addition to novels. After the death of her daughter Sally in 1958, Lehmann was emotionally shattered and grew deeply interested in spiritualism; she was elected vice-president of the College of Psychic Studies and edited its publication. In 1967, she published the autobiographical The Swan in the Evening. She also co-wrote the two-volume work Letters from Our Daughters (1971) with Cynthia, Lady Sandys.



Virago Monthly Reads: Apr 2018: Rosamond Lehmann em Virago Modern Classics (Maio 2018)
I've never read *******; where should I start? em Virago Modern Classics (Janeiro 2014)
Rosamond Lehmann Reading Week 23rd to 29th July 2012 em Virago Modern Classics (Julho 2012)
Rosamond Lehmann Reading Week, 23-29 July 2012 em Bloomsbury Group and their friends (Junho 2012)


Au cours de son premier bal, une jeune fille prend une leçon de vie. La société provinciale anglaise des années 20. Nombreux thèmes : la famille, l'amitié, le besoin de plaire et le dégoût de ce besoin, l'empathie pour autrui, la rigidité et la porosité des classes sociales.
Un sens de la beauté et de la cruauté du monde qui fait penser à Katherine Mansfield et à la Garden Party.
marievictoire | outras 24 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
La storia d’amore tra Olivia e Rollo è ordinaria, uno dei tanti rapporti tra due amanti di diverse condizioni sociali. Olivia è una bella ragazza di umili origini che si affaccia puntualmente sul palcoscenico dell’alta società; ma, appunto, si può solo affacciare. Rollo, invece, è a pieno titolo un lord inglese, è ricco, è bello ed è generoso. Ma c’è un problema, che in realtà è il solito problema, Rollo ha una moglie Valentina e lo spazio riservato ad Olivia è quello che usualmente si attribuisce ad un’amante. Olivia soffre questa situazione al punto, addirittura, di decidere di non informare Rollo della sua decisione di interrompere una gravidanza. Quando comunicherà al suo amante questa decisione, l’uomo patirà il silenzio della sua donna, ma Valentina è finalmente in attesa di un figlio, il suo erede, la donna di Rollo è e sarà sempre lei. Un romanzo semplice, quasi d’appendice, ma scritto con eleganza ed intensità.… (mais)
grandeghi | outras 20 resenhas | Oct 4, 2023 |
SueJBeard | outras 4 resenhas | Feb 14, 2023 |
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