Mary Webb

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Birthday
25, 1881
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 8, 1927 (46)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1881
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 8, 1927 (46)

About

An English author of works set in the Shropshire countryside, she is best known for Gone to Earth, a novel that inspired a 1950 film of the same title. Her other works include Precious Bane, The House in Dormer Forest, and The Golden Arrow.

Before Fame

Her first poem was published in October of 1907. At the age of twenty, she began suffering from Graves' Disease, a debilitating condition that influenced the themes and characters of several of her literary works.

Trivia

She was awarded the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse for her 1924 novel, Precious Bane.

Family Life

She grew up in Leighton, Shropshire, England. She married Henry Bertram Law Webb in 1912.

Associated With

Her novel, Gone to Earth, was adapted by David O. Selznick into the 1952 film, The Wild Heart.