Carrington: A Life, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina. Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 342pp. with index, notes, and 2 sections of black and white photos and illustrations. Light shelf wear to card covers; contents in fine, unmarked, unread condition.
Dora Carrington (1893-1932) was a gifted artist and an intimate of the Bloomsbury set including Virginia Woolf, Augustus John, E.M. Forster. Writers Wyndham Lewis, D. H. Lawrence, and Aldous Huxley each portrayed her in their novels. Married to Ralph Partridge the war hero, she lived with the noted writer Lytton Strachey with whom she was deeply in love. At the same time Partridge and Strachey were intimately involved in their own relationship. After Strachey’s death, Dora Carrington killed herself. Her life is portrayed in the 1995 British film Carrington, starring Emma Thompson and directed by Christopher Hampton. 3889 $15