Leavis, Q. D.

Leavis, Q. D. (Queenie Dorothy Leavis), 1906–81, British literary critic; wife of F. R. Leavis. After studying at Cambridge, she wrote Fiction and the Reading Public (1932), which analyzed the market for different types of fiction among readers). Her essays on Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, and other women writers were published posthumously in The Collected Essays (1983).

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