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Warner, Sylvia Townsend

(Encyclopedia) Warner, Sylvia Townsend, 1893–1978, English novelist and poet. Her first published work was poetry, The Espalier (1925), but she became more generally known with…

Ashton-Warner, Sylvia

(Encyclopedia) Ashton-Warner, Sylvia, 1905–84, New Zealand British novelist and educator, b. Stratford, New Zealand. For years a teacher of Maori children, Ashton-Warner developed many…

Townsend plan

(Encyclopedia) Townsend plan: see under Townsend, Francis Everett .

Plath, Sylvia

(Encyclopedia) Plath, Sylvia, 1932–63, American poet, b. Boston. Educated at Smith College and Cambridge, Plath published poems even as a child and won many academic and literary awards…

Sylvia Browne

Name at birth: Sylvia ShoemakerSylvia Browne was a popular spiritualist who offered paid psychic consultations, called readings, for many years. (She claimed to be assisted by a "spirit guide" known…

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath's haunting and personal poems and her tragic life story have placed her in the pantheon of contemporary American poets. Plath grew up outside Boston, graduated from Smith College and…

Sylvia Beach

Name at birth: Macy Woodbridge BeachSylvia Beach was an American in Paris whose bookshop was a beacon for the literary elite of the period between World War I and World War II. She famously published…

Townsend, Francis Everett

(Encyclopedia) Townsend, Francis Everett toun´zənd [key], 1867–1960, American reformer, leader of an old-age pension movement, b. Fairbury, Ill., grad. Univ. of Nebraska medical school…

Townsend, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Townsend, Mount, 7,247 ft (2,209 m) high, SE New South Wales, in the Australian Alps . The second tallest peak in Australia, it was explored by Polish-British…

Harris, Townsend

(Encyclopedia) Harris, Townsend, 1804–78, American merchant and diplomat, b. Sandy Hill, N.Y. A merchant in New York City for many years, he became (1846) a member of the board of…