Henry Handel Richardson





Henry Handel Richardson


Born
in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
January 03, 1870

Died
March 20, 1946

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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

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Australia Felix

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Ultima Thule

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The Way Home (Fortunes of R...

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Myself When Young

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The End Of A Childhood: The...

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Complete Works of Henry Han...

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“The most sensitive,the most delicate of instruments is the mind of a little child ”
Henry Handel Richardson

“After all, there was something rather pleasant in knowing that you were misunderstood. It made you feel different from everyone else.”
Henry Handel Richardson, The Getting of Wisdom

“Laura began to model herself more and more on those around her; to grasp that the unpardonable sin is to vary from the common mould.”
Henry Handel Richardson, The Getting of Wisdom

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