Richardson, Dorothy M.

Richardson, Dorothy M., 1882–1957, English novelist. Her important work is Pilgrimage (12 vol., 1915–38 omnibus ed. 1938), a novel that records in great detail the inner experience of one woman. In constructing the English novel as a series of images running through the mind of a character, Richardson prefigured Joyce and Woolf. She preferred the label interior monologue to stream of consciousness for her work.

See biography by J. Rosenberg (1973) studies by C. R. Blake (1960) and H. Gregory (1967).

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