Victoria Mary Sackville-West (1892-1962), English novelist and poet, who is best known for her novel The Edıvardians. She was the daugh-ter of the 3d Baron Sackville and was born at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, on March 9, 1892. In 1913 she married Harold Nicolson, journalist and diplomat. The Edıvardians (1930), a witty commentary on the social scene of the post-Victorian era, was followed by Ali Passions Spent (1931), in which the heroine, in her desire to be an artist, fights against conventions.
She also wrote several nonfiction works, in-cluding Knole and the Sackvilles (1922), an account of her home and family. Pepita (1937) was a fictionalized biography of her maternal grandmother, who was a Spanish dancer. Miss Sackville-West died at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, on June 2, 1962.