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Vita Sackville-West

All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West (Virago Modern Classics)

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“All Passion Spent” is a novel written by Vita Sackville-West, first published in 1931. It tells the story of Lady Slane, an elderly widow who, after the death of her husband, is finally free to live life on her own terms.

The novel begins with the death of Lord Slane, a former British Prime Minister, leaving Lady Slane with a newfound independence in her old age. Rather than conforming to societal expectations and the wishes of her adult children, Lady Slane decides to forge her own path and pursue her long-buried passions and desires.

Retreating to a modest house in Hampstead, Lady Slane revels in her newfound freedom and independence, reflecting on her past, her marriage, and the choices she has made throughout her life. Along the way, she forms unexpected friendships with a diverse cast of characters, including artists, intellectuals, and eccentrics.

“All Passion Spent” is celebrated for its sensitive portrayal of aging, independence, and the pursuit of personal fulfillment. Sackville-West’s prose is elegant and evocative, capturing the beauty of the English countryside and the complexities of human emotion.

The novel is also praised for its exploration of gender roles and societal expectations, particularly in relation to women and the elderly. Through Lady Slane’s journey of self-discovery, Sackville-West challenges traditional notions of duty, sacrifice, and identity, offering a poignant and thought-provoking meditation on the nature of happiness and fulfillment.

Overall, “All Passion Spent” remains a timeless classic of English literature, cherished for its lyrical prose, rich characterization, and profound insights into the human experience.


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