Edith Somerville

A biography

Gifford Lewis

Hardback €58.50
Catalogue Price: €65.00
ISBN: 1-85182-863-X
April 2005. 544pp; ills.

A deeply empathetic and subtly detailed treatment of a remarkable writer. Though Somerville remains best known for her joint productions as Somerville and Ross, this portrait of her life, milieu and individual imagination authoritatively establishes her in her own right’, Professor Roy Foster, Times Literary Supplement.

'…careful, sympathetic and intelligently contextualised', Nicholas Allen, Irish Economic & Social History.

‘This is a well-researched biography of an intriguing figure from the Irish “big house” era.… An easy read, this book will be a solid addition to collections supporting work on Irish literature and cultural and social history … Recommended’, J.W. Moffett, Choice.

‘Work[s] like a jigsaw with each piece carefully placed’, Judith Hill, Irish Times.