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A Week in Literary History

January 5th, 2002

English author Stella Gibbons (Cold Comfort Farm, 1932) is born in London in 1902.

Stella Gibbons, b. January 5, 1902, d. 1989

gibbonsGibbons is now known as the author of one book, Cold Comfort Farm, which was her first novel and a parody of the pessimistic ruralism of Thomas Hardy and especially of Mary Webb, author of the popular Precious Bane. In fact, she wrote twenty-five novels, three books of short stories, and four volumes of poetry. Most of these sold well and were well regarded, yet the hilarity of her early spoof has swept them all onto the remainder shelves. A pity.

Suggested Reading Novels Cold Comfort Farm, 1932. Bassett, 1933. Enbury Heath, 1935. Ticky, 1943. Here Be Dragons, 1956. Poetry Collected Poems, 1950.

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