"Mazo de la Roche was one of the most successful and prolific women writers of the 20th century. Her novel Jalna, the dramatic story of a family dynasty, skyrocketed her to international fame and fortune in 1927. By the time she died, 11 million copies of her book had been sold in 93 languages; she remains one of this country's bestselling authors to date. Despite her great fame, her private life was indeed a mystery, for de la Roche was a fabulist in the grandest sense: she and her lifelong companion, Caroline Clement - Mazo's "adopted sister," cousin and muse - constructed public personas that protected their own very hidden lives. Since her death in 1961, de la Roche has become a figure of fascination and speculation for subsequent generations of readers around the world."--Container.
De la Roche, Mazo, 1879-1961 Jalna.
De la Roche, Mazo, 1879-1961.
Female friendship -- Canada.
Novelists, Canadian (English) -- 20th century -- Biography.
Recluses as authors -- Ontario.
Whiteoak family (Fictitious characters)
Women authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women novelists, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
National Film Board of Canada.
Red Queen Productions.