Jean Webster: Storytelling Storyteller
For the information below, Wikipedia cites Mary and Alan Simpson's biography of Webster, Jean Webster: Storyteller:
Jean Webster began an affair (apparently in 1907 or 1908) with Glenn Ford McKinney, the brother of her friend Ethelyn McKinney. Mr. McKinney separated from his wife, Annette Reynaud, in 1909, and after their separation, he traveled to Ireland with Webster, Ethelyn McKinney, and Lena Weinstein. He only managed to divorce his wife in 1915, and he and Webster were then married in Washington, Connecticut. (Paraphrased from Wikipedia, which cited the above book.)Webster had an affair! With a married man! Prior to the First World War! Perhaps such bold initiative on her part would give her an ear for the possible double entendres that I've suggested on certain expressions noted in recent blog entries.
And just now, I've come across a scholarly source that confirms what I've cited from Wikipedia, so take a look.
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