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“La femme, lorsqu’elle sera la sœur véritable de l’homme, saura comme lui se développer par le bonheur, par tous les côtés de l’expérience humaine” (Vernon Lee)

Chères lectrices, chers lecteurs, les Droits des Femmes sont à l’honneur aujourd’hui, 8 mars. Dans le monde entier, de Paris à Florence, de Kiev, à Kaboul, New York, Londres, Tripoli ou Beyrouth, Varsovie ou Dublin… on célèbre les femmes et … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Vernon Lee, 13 February 1935

87 years ago, Violet Paget passed away at her Villa Il Palmerino in Florence. The painter Berthe Noufflard, whose beautiful portraits of Vernon Lee truly deserve a public exhibition, and who was “Miss Paget’s” friend over the last ten years … Continue reading

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Peace and Goodwill for a Happy New Year: the Golden Keys

The Genius Loci is that portion of nations and civilisations which, while it speaks aloud in their philosophy and poetry and music, and is written clearly in the shapes of their buildings, addresses itself to the initiate minds in their … Continue reading

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“Perhaps because it was Christmas Eve…”

Dear readers, Chers amis de Vernon Lee, with this charming piece from Vernon Lee’s collection Hortus Vitae, we wish you all a merry Christmas! avec ce charmant texte extrait du recueil de Vernon Lee Hortus Vitae nous vous souhaitons un … Continue reading

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Eugene Lee-Hamilton and the Paris Commune: letters to his family

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UPDATE: IVLS annual event: Humanism and Freethought with Humanists UK

Dear readers, followers and friends, Yesterday was Violet Paget’s birthday. Born on 14th of October 1856 at Château St Léonard, Boulogne-sur-mer, she would have been 165 this year. When she was born, the doctor congratulated her mother with a typical … Continue reading

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The Italian translation of Satan the Waster: Satana il Dilapidore

We are delighted to showcase the first translation into Italian of Vernon Lee’s philosophical trilogy, Satan the Waster (1920). Satana Il Dilapidore. Trilogia filosofica della Grande Guerra. Trad. Alberto Palazzi. Italia: il glifo ebooks, 27 maggio 2020. 368 p. ISBN-10 … Continue reading

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The Character-Driven Story in Historical Mysteries: An interview with the author of the John Singer Sargent & Violet Paget Mysteries, Mary F. Burns

The Sibyl is delighted to share with you an interview with one of the members of the International Vernon Lee Society, author Mary F Burns. Mary is the author of several books of historical fiction, and member of and book reviewer for … Continue reading

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Annual Vernon Lee Lecture of the IVLS : Madeleine Goodall on “The Humanism of Clementina Anstruther-Thomson”

Dear readers, this year’s annual event will be dedicated to Vernon Lee’s bosom friend and collaborator: the humanist Clementina (“Kit”) Anstruther-Thomson, who passed away a century ago, on July 7th 1921. We are delighted and honoured to announce that this … Continue reading

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Vernon Lee and HoL at ESSE 2021 !

Dans le cadre du 15ème colloque international de l’ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) organisé par l’Université de Lyon et qui se déroulera en ligne du 30 Août au 3 Septembre 2021, la base de données Holographical-Lee (HoL) Vernon … Continue reading

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