Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Hunt, Violet

Working name of UK journalist and writer Isobel Violet Hunt (1866-1942), who lived openly with Ford Madox Ford for 10 years (1908-1918) and in other ways shaped her life in accordance with New Woman principles. Her novels have no fantastic content; her short stories, assembled as Tales of the Uneasy (coll 1911) and More Tales of the Uneasy (coll 1925), are subtle examples of Supernatural Fiction, most being Ghost Stories and often with a sexual burden – e.g., "The Telegram", "The Operation" and "The Witness" in the first volume. In the second, "The Night of No Weather" is fantasy. [JC]

Isobel Violet Hunt


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.