AND NOT TO YIELD An Autobiography Author:Ella Winter Here is lively history revealed in glimpses that are strung — together like some great film. The central character is a — woman of passionate mind who has clung to the core of her life — ---her husband, children, garden---while exploring the great — world. For the great world is here. The reader has it from — the opening of the book, with Ella Win... more »ter's voyage...from
Australia, where she was born, to England, where she grew up.
Running through the scenes of this world is the life of a
vibrant woman and her marriages to two extraordinary,
brilliant men: Lincoln Steffens, the greatest reporter of our period, and Donald Ogden Stewart, the noted playwright, philosopher and humorist....this is an outspoken
account of passion, history, and laughter that dramatically
reveals one woman's rich personality and experience.« less
This is a highly readable and enjoyable memoir by the wife of
journalist/muckraker Lincoln Steffens. It covers most of her
years with Steffens, the birth of their son Pete, Steffens' death
and the life of Ella and Pete afterwords. She married Donald Ogden
Stewart, and moved to England. The title is from a poem by
Tennyson, "to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." That is
what this book does.