Henry Handel Richardson





Henry Handel Richardson

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born
in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
January 03, 1870

died
March 20, 1946

gender
female


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Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson's use of a pen-name, adopted for mixed motives, probably militated against recognition especially when feminist literary history began. Maurice Guest was highly praised in Germany when it first appeared in translation in 1912, but received a bad press in England, though it influenced other novelists. The publishers bowdlerized the language for the second imprint. The trilogy suffered from the long intervals between its three volumes: Australia Felix (1917); The Way Home (1925) and Ultima Thule (1929). The last brought overnight fame and the three volumes were published as one in 1930. Her fame in England was short-lived; as late as 1977, when Virago Press republished The Getting of Wisdom, some London crit...more


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The Getting of Wisdom
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Fortunes of Richard Mahony
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1954 — 21 editions
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Australia Felix: The fortun...
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Maurice Guest
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1908 — 25 editions
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Ultima Thule
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1929 — 2 editions
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Myself When Young
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1948
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The End Of A Childhood: The...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1934 — 3 editions
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The Way Home: The Fortunes ...
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The Songs of Henry Handel R...
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Growing Pains - The End of ...
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