Selected Letters Vanessa Bell
Publication Date: July 1998
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The daughter of eminent Victorian writer Sir Leslie Stephen and older sister of Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell was a well-known avant-garde painter and decorator, and a central figure in the Bloomsbury group. The collection, including many of Vanessa daily letters to her children, sister, and her lovers, takes readers from 1885 to 1961 - through more than seventy years and two world wars. Together they document Vanessa's fascinating and often romantic relationship with her sister; her domestic and aesthetic life at various houses including Gordon Square, Asheham, Cassis and Charleston; and her passionate involvements with Rodger Fry and Duncan Grant - who himself would have had an affair with the writer David Bunny Garnett, future husband of Duncan and Vanessa daughter, Angelica.
About the Author
QUENTIN BELL (1910-1996) was the son of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf's elder sister. He was a painter, sculptor, potter, and teacher, and author, as well as a well-known biographer of his famous aunt.