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Elizabeth von Arnim

(1866—1941) novelist


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(1866–1941),

novelist and cousin of K. Mansfield, born in Sydney, Australia. In 1890 she married Count Henning August von Arnim‐Schlagenthin, who appears as ‘the Man of Wrath’ in her best‐known work, Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898, published anonymously); it describes her family life and the garden she created at Nassenheide in Pomerania. After von Arnim's death she married, in 1916, B. Russell's brother, the second Earl Russell. Her work, noted for its irreverent wit and a keen sense of women's struggle for autonomy, includes the novels Pastor's Wife (1914), Vera (1921), and The Enchanted April (1922); and a quirky biography, All the Dogs of My Life (1936).

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