Carrington: Letters and Extracts from Her Diaries, Dora Carrington, David Garnett. Published by Oxford University Press 1979, reprinted 1990. 12mo up to 7½” tall., 516pp. with index and bibliographical note by Noel Carrington. Light shelf wear to card covers, light toning to text block and otherwise in fine condition without markings, tears or folds; binding is tight and book is likely an unread copy.
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. 3888 $25