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Book - “The Dark Tower”
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Title: Book - “The Dark Tower”
Identifier: 979.6.1347
Donor: Geoffrey Sayers
Item Date: 1916
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A dark blue hard covered book entitled "The Dark Tower". The front is illustrated with snow-covered mountains and a chalet.

Phyllis Bottome (May 31, 1884 - August 22, 1963) was an American novelist and short story writer who wrote under her birth name. She was born in Rochester, Kent to an American clergyman, Rev. William Macdonald Bottome and Mary (Leatham) Bottome. She married A.E. Forbes-Dennis in 1917. She had several works adapted to film. In addition to fiction, she is also known as an Adlerian who wrote a biography of Alfred Adler under whom she had studied psychoanalysis in Vienna. In 1935, her novel 'Private Worlds' was made into a film. Set in a psychiatric clinic, Bottome's knowledge of psychoanalysis proved useful in creating a realistic scene. Bottome saw her share of trouble with 'Danger Signal' which the Hays Office forbade from becoming a Hollywood film. Germany became Bottome's home in the late 1930s and it inspired her to pen 'The Mortal Storm' an anti fascist film which was the first to mention Hitler's name and to be set in Nazi Germany. visited Jan. 4, 2008.
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