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Elinor Wylie - More about Elinor Wylie, Online Works, Works

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Poet and writer, born in Somerville, New Jersey, USA. She attended private schools and was a debutante. After leaving her first husband, she went to England with Horace Wylie (1910–14), and on returning to America they were married in 1915. In 1921, she left Wylie and moved to New York City, where she married William Rose Benét (1923). All of her writing was published in the final seven years of her life. She is best known today for her delicate poetry, as in Angels and Earthly Creatures (1929), but also wrote critical essays, reviews, and four comic fantasy novels. Two of the novels, The Orphan Anvil (1926) and Mr. Hodge and the Hazard (1928), drew on her fascination with Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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