Storm Jameson: Company Parade (Mirror of Darkness part I)

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  • Ashlie Sponenberg (University of Massachusetts, Lowell )

In her novel trilogy, Mirror in Darkness, Storm Jameson re-introduces Hervey Russell, the semi-autobiographical character whom Jameson claimed “is and is not me”, and whose fictional family first appeared in the earlier Triumph of Time trilogy. Although written in the 1930s, the Mirror in Darkness novels (Company Parade, Love in Winter and None Turn Back) depict the developments of Hervey's private life, literary career, and awakening political consciousness against the complex political backdrop of 1920s London. Recent feminist criticism of the interwar period has revived interest in these neglected texts, which were well-received in their day and are now appreciated as examples of Jameson's…

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Sponenberg, Ashlie. "Company Parade (Mirror of Darkness part I)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 June 2003
[, accessed 24 September 2016.]