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  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • Harriet
  • Elizabeth Jenkins
  • English
  • 08 February 2019

Harriet When A Handsome, Unscrupulous Fortune Hunter Approaches Harriet, A Young Woman Of Means Whom Most People Would Call Half Witted, No Good Can Result Elizabeth Jenkins S Artistry, However, Transforms The Bare Facts Of This Case From The Annals Of Victorian England S Old Bailey Into An Absolutely Spine Chilling Exploration Of The Depths Of Human Depravity.


About the Author: Elizabeth Jenkins

From Elizabeth Jenkins obituary in The New York Times As a novelist, Ms Jenkins was best known for The Tortoise and the Hare 1954 , the story of a disintegrating marriage between a barrister and his desperate wife that Hilary Mantel, writing in The Sunday Times of London in 1993, called as smooth and seductive as a bowl of cream Its author, Ms Mantel wrote, seems to know a good deal abou From Elizabeth Jenkins obituary in The New York Times As a novelist, Ms Jenkins was best known for The Tortoise and the Hare 1954 , the story of a disintegrating marriage between a barrister and his desperate wife that Hilary Mantel, writing in The Sunday Times of London in 1993, called as smooth and seductive as a bowl of cream Its author, Ms Mantel wrote, seems to know a good deal about how women think and how their lives are arranged what women collude in, what they fear To a wider public Ms Jenkins was known as the author of psychologically acute, stylishly written, accessible biographies Most dealt with important literary or historical figures, but in Joseph Lister 1960 she told the life of the English surgeon who pioneered the concept of sterilization in medicine, and in Dr Gully s Story 1972 she reconstructed a Victorian murder and love triangle Margaret Elizabeth Jenkins was born on Oct 31, 1905, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where a year earlier her father had founded Caldicott, a prep school She studied English and history at Newnham College, Cambridge, where at the time women could take exams but not receive degrees The principal of the college was Pernel Strachey, sister of the biographer and Bloomsbury figure Lytton Strachey, and through her Ms Jenkins met Edith Sitwell and Leonard and Virginia Woolf She found the company intellectually distinguished but rude and unpleasant Woolf s description of Ms Jenkins s first novel, Virginia Water 1929 , as a sweet white grape of a book did not erase the impression Despite good reviews for her first novel and a three book deal with the publisher Victor Gollancz, Ms Jenkins began teaching English at King Alfred s School in Hampstead, where she remained until the outbreak of World War II In this period she wrote two of her most admired biographies, Lady Caroline Lamb 1932 and Jane Austen 1938 , as well as the chilling Harriet 1934 , a novel about the sufferings of a mentally disabled woman whose husband, a scheming clerk, marries for her money During the war Ms Jenkins worked for the Assistance Board, helping Jewish refugees and victims of the German air raids on London She later worked for the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Information Elizabeth the Great 1958 showed her biographical talents at their most effective Although she relied on the standard historical sources, Ms Jenkins added a psychological dimension to her portrait that other historians had scanted The historian Garrett Mattingly, in a review, wrote that Ms Jenkins is really not much interested in war and diplomacy, politics and finance Her specialty, he argued, was the human heart We believe Elizabeth Jenkins, he added, because, by imaginative insight and instinctive sympathy, she can make the figures of a remote historical pageant as real, as living, as three dimensional as characters in a novel Ms Jenkins returned to the Elizabethan period in Elizabeth and Leicester 1961 and roamed further afield in The Mystery of King Arthur 1975 and The Princes in the Tower 1978 In Six Criminal Women 1949 , she presented short studies of two murderers, a pickpocket, a blackmailer and a con artist living between the 14th and 19th centuries Awholesome gallery of characters was put on view in Ten Fascinating Women 1955 In 1940 she helped found the Jane Austen Society and took part in its campaign to buy Austen s house at Chawton, where Austen spent the last eight years of her life It is now a museum Her novels included Doubtful Joy 1935 , The Phoenix Nest 1936 , Robert and Helen 1944 , Brightness 1963 and Honey 1968 In 2004 Ms Jenkins published a memoir, The View From Downshire Hill Its title refers to the Hampstead neighborhood whe