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An Uncommon Reader

A Life of Edward Garnett, Mentor and Editor of Literary Genius

Helen Smith

‘Edward Garnett,’ wrote EM Forster, ‘occupies a unique position in the literary history of our age.’ Confidant and critic of DH Lawrence, Joseph Conrad and John Galsworthy, Garnett was both feared and admired. This biography explores his often stormy relations with the writers he championed; his wife Constance, the translator who introduced Tolstoy to English readers; and his son David, writer and key member of the Bloomsbury Group.
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  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 226x150mm
  • ISBN: 9780374281120
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
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