Ada Leverson (1862-August 1933), nee Beddington, was a British writer, now known as a
She began writing during the 1890s, as a contributor to "Black and White", "Punch", and "
The Yellow Book". She was a loyal friend to Oscar Wilde, who called her "Sphinx"; in the 1997 film "Wilde" she is played by Zoe Wanamaker. She was a wit, and a friend of Max Beerbohm; her writing has been compared to Beerbohm's, and the stories of " Saki".
She was also a friend of George Moore;
Osbert Sitwellin "Great Morning" has an anecdote in which she tries, unsuccessfully, to get Moore to see the young William Walton. Of the Sitwells' circle — Sacheverall Sitwelldedicated a poetry collection to her, while she was hopelessly in love with Osbert — she lived out her old age in the Hotel Porta Rossa in Florence.
She married Ernest Leverson, when she was 19, and without her parents' consent. The marriage broke up when he moved to Canada in 1905. Her daughter and biographer Violet married
Guy Percy Wyndham(1865-1941) in 1923, his second marriage. Sydney Schiffwas her brother-in-law.
*"The Twelfth Hour" (1907)
*"Love's Shadow" (1908)
*"The Limit" (1911)
*"Bird of Paradise" (1914)
*"Love at Second Sight" (1916)
*"Letters To The Sphinx From Oscar Wilde and Reminiscences of the Author" (1930)
*"Little Ottleys" (Virago 1982) omnibus: "Love's Shadow", "Tenterhooks", "Love at Second Sight"
*Violet Wyndham (1963) "The Sphinx and her Circle: A biographical sketch of Ada Leverson 1862-1933"
*Charles Burkhart (1973) "Ada Leverson"
*Julie Speedie (1993) "Wonderful Sphinx: The Biography of Ada Leverson"
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