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Glendinning, Victoria

Works: 79 works in 468 publications in 5 languages and 14,242 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Sources  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Scenarist, Editor, pre
Classifications: PR6003.O6757, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Victoria Glendinning
Most widely held works by Victoria Glendinning
Vita : the life of V. Sackville-West by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

66 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita Sackville-West was a vital, gifted and complex woman. A dedicated writer, she make her mark as a poet, novelist, biographer, travel writer, journalist and broadcaster. She was also the most influential English gardener of this century, creating with her husband Harold Nicolson one of England's most famous gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent
Rebecca West, a life by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelist, critic, biographer, travel writer, and investigative journalist, Rebecca West had a keen eye for conflict, and a razor tongue for battle. Called "George Bernard Shaw in skirts" by pundits, she was a woman both feted for her achievements and feared for her cutting wit - "With malice toward all" was her motto, and her barbs are legend. Yet her vitriol was a mask for the pain she spent her life trying to escape. Born Cicily Fairfield to a ne'er-do-well, sexually abusive father and an emotionally fragile mother, she took the name Rebecca West from a strong-willed character in an Ibsen play, and thus began the remarkable process of reinvention that would culminate in her being named Dame of the British Empire at the peak of her career. West's first great love was H.G. Wells, with whom she had a son out of wedlock; her stormy relationship with both father and son would plague her throughout her life. She traveled around the world for her writing, and her fame, beauty and wit drew men to her wherever she went. She left behind a notable train in her wake, including the likes of Wells, Lord Beaverbrook, and Charlie Chaplin. Drawing upon a wealth of never-before-seen archival material and interviews with family and friends, authorized biographer Carl Rollyson has re-created this singular life with compassion, animation, and rare insight. He has plumbed deeply, to the truth behind Dame West's outrageous reputation, and - a harder feat - he has taken the first full measure of her dazzling range of accomplishments. At last, one of this century's most gifted and colorful writers has been given the biography she so richly deserves
Elizabeth Bowen by Allan E Austin( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Bowen's writing career, which began in the 1920's, bridges the gap between the Bloomsbury set and the 1960's, linking Virginia Woolf with Iris Murdoch and Muriel Spark
Edith Sitwell, a unicorn among lions by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Swift : a portrait by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is an inexhaustibly intriguing figure in the literary and political history of England and Ireland. Best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels, he was an ordained clergyman whose enemies thought he did not believe in God. He became a legendary dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin whose ambition for church preferment in England was perpetually frustrated. For four short, intoxicating years he was the intimate of Queen Anne's chief ministers, as well as their publicist and propagandist - a "spin doctor" before the term was invented. His private life was intense and enigmatic. Two younger women, whom he called Stella and Vanessa, moved to Ireland to be close to him. He made both of them unhappy."--BOOK JACKET. "Poet, polemicist, pamphleteer, and wit, Swift is the master of shock. His furious satirical responses to the corruption and hypocrisy he saw around him in private and public life have every relevance for our own times. His black imagination, and his preoccupation with the foulness that lies beneath the thin veneer of artifice and civilization, gave a new adjective - Swiftian - to the lexicon of criticism."--BOOK JACKET. "Like his Gulliver in the land of Lilliput, Swift is a problem in perspective and scale. Victoria Glendinning has taken a literary zoom lens to illuminate this proud and intractable man. She investigates at close range the main events and relationships of Swift's life, providing a portrait set in a tapestry of controversy and paradox."--Jacket
Leonard Woolf : a biography by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and career of the Bloomsbury political intellectual and husband of Virginia Woolf covers his comfortable Jewish childhood, role in inspiring the League of Nations, and relationships with such figures as E.M. Forster and T.S. Eliot
Electricity : a novel by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The turn of the 20th century finds newly married Charlotte Mortimer looking for escape from her parent's humdrum lives. When she accompanies her engineer husband on a commission to wire the estate of a country gentleman, Charlotte discovers a new type of "personal" electricity
The grown-ups by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who killed Leo Ulm - was it in fact a murder? This novel is a portrait of Leo - academic, TV pundit and globe-trotter - who richly deserves his nemesis. The main theme of the book is Leo's womanizing tendencies and the manner in which he lives off adoration, female dependence and love
Raffles and the golden opportunity 1781-1826 by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first biography in decades of the 'Father of Singapore'. Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia. The tropical, disease-ridden settings of his story are as dramatic as his own trajectory - an obscure young man with no advantages other than talent and obsessive drive, who changed history by establishing - without authority - on the wretchedly unpromising island of Singapore, a settlement which has become a world city. After a turbulent time in the East Indies, Raffles returned to the UK and turned to his other great interests - botany and zoology. He founded London Zoo in 1825, a year before his death. Raffles remains a controversial figure, and in the first biography for over forty years, Victoria Glendinning charts his prodigious rise within the social and historical contexts of his world. His domestic and personal life was vivid and shot through with tragedy. His own end was sad, though his fame immortal
Love's civil war : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, letters and diaries, 1941-1973 by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love affair between writer Elizabeth Bowen & Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie blossomed after their first meeting in 1941 & continued over the next 30 years until Bowen's death in 1973. When Ritchie's diplomatic career took him far afield, the lovers wrote to one another continuously, sharing their longing to be together again
A suppressed cry: life and death of a Quaker daughter by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Winnie Seebohm
Sons and mothers : why men behave as they do by Paul Olsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's pool by George Sand( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last September by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel of Ireland in the Nineteen-Twenties"--Cover
A suppressed cry by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on family papers and memories, this picture of middle class life at the end of the 19th century tells the poignant story of Winnie Seebohm, Victoria Glendinning's great-aunt, who in 1885 was one of the early students at Newnham College, Cambridge. Though much loved by her family, Winnie was stifled in her desire for life and died at the age of 22
The illustrated Brontës of Haworth : scenes and characters from the lives and writings of the Brontë sisters by Brian Wilks( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the prose and poetry of the Bronte sisters celebrates their lives in Haworth in Yorkshire during the first half of the nineteenth century
Electricity by Victoria Glendinning( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Mortimer's life seems certain to begin with the arrival of Peter Fisher, who's infectious excitement about the possibilities offered by electricity as a replacement for gas lamps matches her longings for change
Edith Sitwell : eine Biographie by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing biography( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program Carol Easton and Victoria Glendinning discuss the researching and writing of biography in a searching, frank and lively discussion. Topics include: biographies of friends, biographies of writers, and research
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Jonathan Swift : a portrait
Alternative Names
Victoria Glendinning britische Schriftstellerin

Victoria Glendinning British writer

Victoria Glendinning Brits auteur

English (285)

German (14)

French (5)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Rebecca West, a lifeElizabeth BowenEdith Sitwell, a unicorn among lionsJonathan Swift : a portraitLeonard Woolf : a biographyElectricity : a novelThe grown-upsLove's civil war : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, letters and diaries, 1941-1973