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Glendinning, Victoria

Works: 109 works in 563 publications in 4 languages and 14,327 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., pre, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6003.O6757, B
Publication Timeline
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 )

52 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on much unpublished material, this biography traces not only Vita's professional and gardening life, but also her temperamental duality, the damaging influence of her irresistable mother, her early involvement with Violet Trefusis, her love affairs, and many other aspects of her life
Rebecca West, a life by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Rebecca West is the story of 20th-century women. As a teenager, she marched with the suffragettes; she had an affair with H.G. Wells and became an unmarried mother; and she won fame as a novelist, critic, travel-writer and journalist
Edith Sitwell, a unicorn among lions by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed biography of Dame Edith Sitwell, the iconoclastic and complex English poet, discussing the life and literary career of an eccentric and contradictory woman
Jonathan Swift : a portrait by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,303 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
Anthony Trollope by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of English writer Anthony Trollope concentrating on his relationships with his mother, other family members, and his wife
Leonard Woolf : a biography by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 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
Elizabeth Bowen by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electricity : a novel by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 840 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 )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 645 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
Flight by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martagon, a young and talented engineer and a loner by nature, has devoted his life to his career -- occasionally, and regretfully, sacrificing friendship and family for professional success. He accepts a position masterminding the construction of new, high-tech airport in France, applying his cutting-edge expertise to build it almost entirely of glass. The land and vineyards on which the airport will be built belonged to a feuding brother and sister. It is Marina, the beautiful, flamboyant, and completely irresistible sister, with whom Martagon falls in love for the first time in his life. The detached and rational engineer is thrown completely off balance, begins questioning the ambitions he once took for granted. He takes risks to be with Marina, compromises himself -- professionally and emotionally -- a mistake that could cost him everything he has struggled to achieve
The butcher's daughter by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The atmospheric novel set during the Tudor era of a young woman's struggle to define herself in a world of uncertainty, intrigue, and danger in a period of great upheaval In 1535, England is hardly a wellspring of gender equality; it is a grim and oppressive age where women--even the privileged few who can read and write--have little independence. In The Butcher's Daughter, it is this milieu that mandates Agnes Peppin, daughter of a simple country butcher, to leave her family home in disgrace and live out her days cloistered behind the walls of the Shaftesbury Abbey. But with her great intellect, she becomes the assistant to the Abbess and as a result integrates herself into the unstable royal landscape of King Henry VIII. As Agnes grapples with the complex rules and hierarchies of her new life, King Henry VIII has proclaimed himself the new head of the Church. Religious houses are being formally subjugated and monasteries dissolved, and the great Abbey is no exception to the purge. The cosseted world in which Agnes has carved out for herself a sliver of liberty is shattered. Now, free at last to be the master of her own fate, she descends into a world she knows little about, using her wits and testing her moral convictions against her need to survive by any means necessary... The Butcher's Daughter is the riveting story of a young woman facing head-on the obstacles carefully constructed against her sex. This dark and affecting novel intricately depicts the lives of women in the sixteenth century in a world dominated by men"--
Elizabeth Bowen : portrait of a writer by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the acclaimed Anglo-Irish novelist follows the formation of her character and the growth of her art from her childhood in a great ancestral manor to her discovery of America and international fame
Trollope by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Anthony Trollope, the popular Victorian novelist. Born in 1815, Trollope initially made his living working for the Post Office but was also a Liberal candidate, a magazine editor, the devoted friend of George Eliot and the author of over 60 books
Raffles and the golden opportunity 1781-1826 by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 320 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 )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 273 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Winnie Seebohm
Sons & mothers( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The haunted pool : (la mare au diable) by George Sand( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Germain - a shy but handsome widower - is sent by his father-in-law to find himself a wife, he sets out on his journey with a heavy heart. The prospective spouse is said to be rich, with land and a tidy dowry. But Germain fears for the fate of his three angelic children - and for the state of his own bruised heart. Everything changes during his voyage - through a dark wood and around a haunted marsh - when Germain falls passionately in love with an impoverished young shepherdess. Should he follow his heart, and woo the girl he now loves? Or please his family by marrying a rich but disdainful widow?" "A love song to the French countryside - a romance of two simple hearts - The Devil's Pool is above all a paean to an antique language and way of life which, even by 1844, was being eroded by industrialisation and the inexorable expansion of a national identity."--Jacket
The last September by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture of Anglo-Irish life at the troublesome time of 1920. The family at the "big house" are in an equivocal position. Interest and tradition should make them support the British but affection ties them to the now-resistant people of the surrounding country
Vita Sackville-West : eine Biographie by Victoria Glendinning( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita Sackville-West - the most famous member of the Bloomsbury Group - was a vital, gifted and complex woman. A dedicated writer, she made her mark as poet, novelist, biographer, travel writer, journalist and broadcaster. She was also one of the most influential English gardeners of the century, creating with her husband the famous gardens at Sissinghurst. In her Whitbread Prize-winning biography, Glendinning documents Vita's extraordinary life, focusing on her relationships with Violet Trefusis, Virginia Woolf, her husband, and her two sons together with her unpublicised love affairs. Vita was determined to be more than just a married woman; her passionate, secretive character, and the strains, mistakes and achievements of her remarkable life makes this an absorbing and disturbing book
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Jonathan Swift : a portrait
Rebecca West, a lifeEdith Sitwell, a unicorn among lionsJonathan Swift : a portraitLeonard Woolf : a biographyElizabeth BowenElectricity : a novelThe grown-upsFlight
Alternative Names
Victoria Glendinning britische Schriftstellerin

Victoria Glendinning British writer

Victoria Glendinning Brits auteur

Victoria Glendinning écrivaine britannique

Victoria Glendinning escriptora britànica

Victoria Glendinning escritora británica


English (357)

German (13)

French (5)

Dutch (2)