- The Constant Nymph
name = The Constant Nymph
country = Britain
language = English
publisher = Heinemann
release_date = 1924
media_type = Print (Hardback &
pages = 344 pp
isbn = NA
"The Constant Nymph" is a
novelby Margaret Kennedywhich tells the story of a teenage girl who falls in love with a family friend who eventually marries her cousin. The two girls show mutual jealousy over their common love for the man.
The novel was a best-seller after it was first published, becoming the first novel of a genre that became might be called 'Bohemian'. A significant part of its success was due to its (for the time) shocking sexual content, describing, as it does, scenes of adolescent sexuality and noble savagery in the Austrian Tyrol.
The novel was adapted into a play by Kennedy and
Film, TV or theatrical adaptations
The novel was first adapted for film in 1928 by
Adrian Bruneland Alma Revilleand directed by Brunel and Basil Dean. It starred Ivor Novello, Mabel Poultonand Benita Hume.
It was again adapted in 1934, adapted by
Dorothy Farnumand directed by Dean. It featured Victoria Hopper, Brian Aherneand Leonora Corbett.
It was adapted for film a third time in 1943. It starred
Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn, Dame May Whittyand Peter Lorre. It was adapted by Kathryn Scolaand directed by Edmund Goulding. Fontaine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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