Unfinished Adventure

Evelyn Sharp
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ISBN 9780571251445 Format Paperback
Published 21/05/2009 Length 354 pages

About Book

Unfinished Adventure, published in 1933, is Evelyn Sharp's autobiography. It is a remarkable book recounting a remarkable life. Born in 1869, Evelyn Sharp was the sister of the folk song and dance expert, Cecil Sharp.

A journalist, writer, pacifist and suffragist, Evelyn Sharp writes vividly about all aspects of her life: her school-days, Paris in 1890 , the Yellow Book, the Manchester Guardian, her conversion to Suffragism, her imprisonment in Holloway, her war work, her relief work in Germany and Russia in the nineteen-twenties, and finally, in her own words, 'The Greatest of All Adventures': the day she completed this book she married the campaigning writer and journalist, H. W. Nevinson.

A. S. Byatt has described Evelyn Sharp as 'perspicacious, witty and a very good writer.' Evelyn Sharp and her autobiography deserve to be better known

Faber Finds is very pleased to be reissuing An Unfinished Adventure at the same time as the Manchester University Press publish Angela John's biography, Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 1869-1955

  • About Evelyn Sharp

    Evelyn Sharp (1869-1955), journalist, writer and suffragist, was born into a large family, being the ninth of eleven children. The folk song and dance expert, Cecil Sharp was her brother. Although contributing to the Yellow Book, Evelyn Sharp mainly wrote for children, having over twenty titles published. She was converted to women's suffrage in 1906. In 1911 and 1913 she was briefly imprisoned. A pacifist, she continued her fight for the vote during the First World War, refusing to pay taxes. She worked in war-torn Germany and in famine areas of Russia in the nineteen-twenties. Her autobiography, An Unfinished Adventure, was published in 1933. The day she completed it book she married H. W. Nevinson, a fellow campaigning journalist and writer.

    Evelyn Sharp died in a nursing home in 1955, depression and failing eyesight making her final years difficult ones.

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