Dorothy Edwards: Winter Sonata

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Winter Sonata is the title of the only novel to have been written by Dorothy Edwards (1903-1934). It was published in London by Wishart & Co. in 1928, with an American edition by E.P. Dutton & Co. following two years later. Critically lauded upon its first appearance, the book then fell into nearly sixty years of obscurity before being republished by Virago in 1986 alongside Edwards’s other completed work, a volume of short stories entitled Rhapsody that had originally been published in 1927.

Even when judged in the context of literary modernism, Winter Sonata stands out as a remarkably experimental work of fiction, notable in particular for its attempted adherence to the form of the musical sonata. The …

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Lovatt, Steven. "Winter Sonata". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 March 2011
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