Rebecca West Quotes

Journalist, Writer, Biographer, Novelist, Critic, Book Reviewer, and Feminist

A black and white photo of a young Rebecca West.
“Indisputably the world’s number one woman writer.” ~ Time Magazine, 1947

Rebecca West was the pen name for Cicely Isabel Fairfield (1892 – 1983), a British writer who was known more for her writing talent than for any particular book.

West was no prisoner to one genre of writing, expressing herself in fiction, essays, letters, travel journals, and other non-fiction.

She has been heavily quoted for decades.

10 Favorite Quotes

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Rebecca West’s Early Publications and Non-fiction


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