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Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget (14 October 1856 - 13 February 1935). She is remembered today primarily for her supernatural fiction and her work on aesthetics. An early follower of Walter Pater, she wrote over a dozen volumes of essays on art, music, and travel. Papers are at Colby College's Special Collections (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oPb9fiHvPs) and UK National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P21967). Half-sister to Eugene Jacob Lee-Hamilton. An engaged feminist, she always dressed à la garçonne. During the First World War,Lee adopted strong pacifist views, and was a member of the anti-militarist organisation, the Union of Democratic Control. She was also a lesbian, and had long-term passionate friendships with three women, Mary Robinson, Kit Anstruther-Thomson, and British author Amy Levy.
For more information, see Wikipedia entry at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Lee .
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Papers are at Colby College's Special Collections (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oPb9fiHvPs) and UK National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P21967).