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Lee, Hermione

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Most widely held works about Hermione Lee
Most widely held works by Hermione Lee
Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Lee gives us a new Edith Wharton--tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction. Born in 1862, Wharton escaped the suffocating fate of the well-born female, traveled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. She developed a forceful literary professionalism and thrived in a luminous society that included Bernard Berenson, Aldous Huxley and most famously Henry James, who here emerges more as peer than as master. Wharton's life was fed by nonliterary enthusiasms as well: houses and gardens, relief efforts during the Great War, and the culture of the Old World, which she never tired of absorbing. Yet intimacy eluded her: unhappily married and childless, her one brush with passion came and went in midlife, an affair intimately recounted here. Lee interweaves Wharton's life with the evolution of her writing, the full scope of which shows her to be far more daring than her stereotype as lapidarian chronicler of the Gilded Age.--From publisher description
Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee( Book )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Woolf's formative personal relationships: with her parents and siblings; with her husband, Leonard; with writers she edgily admired, such as T.S. Eliot and Katherine Mansfield; and with the women who changed her life, including Vita Sackville-West and Ethel Smyth. Lee casts aside the misleading received images of Woolf as an ethereal and emotionally dependent creature, and takes us deep inside her inner being. We see a brave, powerfully intelligent woman who suffered
Willa Cather : double lives by Hermione Lee( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new examination of Willa Cather's life and works and of the relationship of her writings to her life
Good fiction guide by Jane Rogers( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference book on English language fiction to inspire and enlighten all readers. An alphabetically arranged list of authors gives concise information on writers classical and contemporary, literary and popular, British and foreign, and recommends other writers hwo deal with similar subject matter or who write in the same genre. The book also includes 34 essays by well recognized authors and critics discussing diverse literary genres
Penelope Fitzgerald : a life by Hermione Lee( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English writer "Fitzgerald, born into an accomplished intellectual family, the granddaughter of two bishops, led a life marked by dramatic twists of fate, moving from a bishop's palace to a sinking houseboat to a last, late blaze of renown. We see Fitzgerald's very English childhood in the village of Hampstead; her Oxford years, when she was known as the 'blonde bombshell'; her impoverished adulthood as a struggling wife, mother, and schoolteacher, raising a family in difficult circumstances; and the long-delayed start to her literary career"
The novels of Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duke's children by Anthony Trollope( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'No-one probably, ever felt himself to be more alone in the world than our old friend, the Duke of Omnium, when the Duchess died.' Her death leaves to the Duke the care of his three wilful children and to the children the continuing social education of their father. The eldest, Lord Silverbridge, has been sent down from Oxford; Lord Gerald Palliser is doing indifferently well at Cambridge; and Lady Mary Palliser, the only daughter, is set on what seems to her father an unsuitable marriage. While the Duke must learn to accept that 'nothing will ever be quite what it used to be', his heir must acquire, his father hopes, a respect for justice, self-sacrifice, and honour, and a suitable wife. The rival claims of Lady Mabel Grex and Isabel Boncassen, the American granddaughter of a dock-worker, are emblematic of the claims on the Palliser family: tradition against progress, duty against natural feelings. The Duke's Children is the sixth and last of the Palliser novels (1864-80), which together provide an exceptionally rich expose of the British way of life during its most prestigious period. - Publisher
Philip Roth by Hermione Lee( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mulberry tree : writings of Elizabeth Bowen by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On being ill by Virginia Woolf( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant and humorous work, Virginia Woolf observes that though illness is part of every human being's experience, it has never been the subject of literature--like the more acceptable subjects of war and love. We cannot quote Shakespeare to describe a headache. We must, Woolf says, invent language to describe pain. And though illness enhances our perceptions, she observes that it reduces self-consciousness; it is "the great confessional." Woolf discusses the cultural taboos associated with illness and explores how illness changes the way we read. Poems clarify and astonish, Shakespeare exudes new brilliance, and so does melodramatic fiction
Elizabeth Bowen, an estimation by Hermione Lee( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf's nose : essays on biography by Hermione Lee( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intriguing and witty collection of essays looks at how biography deals with myths and legends, what goes missing and what can't be proved in the story of a life
Biography : a very short introduction by Hermione Lee( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Hermione Lee is one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, the author of widely acclaimed lives of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf. Now, in this Very Short Introduction, Lee provides a magnificent look at the genre in which she is an undisputed master-the art of biography. Here Lee considers the cultural and historical background of different types of biographies, looks at the factors that affect biographers, and asks whether there are different strategies, ethics, and principles required for writing about one person compared to another. She also discusses contemporary biographical publications and considers what kind of "lives" are the most popular and in demand. And along the way, she answers such questions as why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can biographies be compared with history and works of fiction? Does a biography need to be true? Is it acceptable to omit or conceal things? Does the biographer need to personally know the subject? Must a biographer be subjective?
Four novels of the 1920s : the glimpses of the moon ; A son at the front ; Twilight sleep ; The children by Edith Wharton( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features four lesser-known works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jazz Age author of The Age of Innocence, including a social-class-mobility romance that is believed to have been the literary inspiration for The Great Gatsby. --Publisher
Stevie Smith, a selection by Stevie Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hogarth letters( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Secret self : short stories by women by Hermione Lee( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr.dr.: 1987
To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf's fifth novel, and was the first book to win her a large public. The story of an English middle class family in the years leading up to the First World War, it has remained the most popular of all her works
Body parts : essays on life-writing by Hermione Lee( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this timely, unusual and exhilarating collection Hermione Lee is concerned in different ways with approaches to 'life-writing': the relation of biography to fiction and history; the exploration of writers' lives in connection with their works; the new and changing ways in which biographies, memoirs, diaries and autobiographies can be discussed." "The subjects range from T. S. Eliot to J. M. Coetzee, from May Sinclair and Rosamond Lehmann to Eudora Welty and Brian Moore. These studies by a leading critic and internationally acclaimed biographer raise profound and intriguing issues about every aspect of writing, and reading, a life."--BOOK JACKET
The years by Virginia Woolf( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English upper middle-class life among three inter-related families
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Hermione Lee britische Autorin, Biografin, Kritikerin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Hermione Lee British academic

Hermione Lee Brits auteur

Lee, H.

Lee, Hermione

Lee, Hermoine 1948-


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Virginia WoolfWilla Cather : double livesGood fiction guideThe novels of Virginia WoolfThe Duke's childrenPhilip RothThe mulberry tree : writings of Elizabeth BowenOn being ill