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The Dull Miss Archinard


The Dull Miss Archinard


ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK (1873-1935) was a best-selling American author. Her novels often explored the clash of values between Americans and Europeans.

Her best-selling novel Tante was made into a 1919 film, The Impossible Woman.

In 1908, she married the famed British essayist and journalist, Basil de Sélincourt.

During World War I she and her husband spent much of their time as volunteer workers in hospitals and orphanages in France.

After the war, Sedgwick resumed her writing and in 1931, during her last visit to the United States, she was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

In 1931, she was elected to the United States National Institute of Arts and Letters.

Four of her books became New York Times best sellers, including her novel The Dull Miss Archinard.

The success of that book led her to produce others in rapid order, in which she explored themes in much the same vein as Edith Wharton and Henry James to whom she was favorably compared.

After a lengthy illness she died in Hampstead, England, on July 19, 1935.


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