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Lee, Hermione

Works: 133 works in 627 publications in 5 languages and 19,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Stream of consciousness fiction  Political fiction  Bio-bibliography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Interviewer, Compiler
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Hermione Lee
Most widely held works by Hermione Lee
Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,549 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 )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,417 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 )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,774 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 )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to reading we are spoiled for choice, and that choice can be a little daunting. That's why this great guide to the world of fiction is every reader's best friend. Packed with accessible introductions to over a thousand must-read authors and over four thousand superb titles, the Good Fiction Guide is a book you'll go back to again and again. Every entry includes suggestions for similar books or authors, helping you to discover great fiction you might not have heard about before. What makes the Good Fiction Guide superior to any other book of its kind is not just the thousands of entries, but the comprehensive overviews of different fiction genres, each written by a best-selling author. At the end of each chapter the author presents his or her own list of their very favorite books of that type. The genres include not just standard classifications such as Thrillers, Humor, and Science Fiction, but also more specialized subjects such as Social Issues, The Sea, and Family Saga. The Guide also includes chapters on the best fiction produced by different countries around the world, including Russia, France, India and the Caribbean. Whatever your preference, from classics to crime, history to humor, short stories to science fiction, the Good Fiction Guide has it all covered. An indispensable guide for reading groups, serious bookworms, and anyone who would like to read more
Penelope Fitzgerald : a life by Hermione Lee( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,073 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 )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Roth by Hermione Lee( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duke's children by Anthony Trollope( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 776 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
Virginia Woolf's nose : essays on biography by Hermione Lee( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 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 )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 553 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 )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 521 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
The Secret self : short stories by women by Hermione Lee( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr.dr.: 1987
Stevie Smith, a selection by Stevie Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hogarth letters( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body parts : essays on life-writing by Hermione Lee( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 223 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
The years by Virginia Woolf( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English upper middle-class life among three inter-related families
On being ill by Virginia Woolf( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary conversation about illness and care giving between patient and nurse, mother and daughter
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Alternative Names
Hermione Lee britische Autorin, Biografin, Kritikerin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Hermione Lee British academic

Hermione Lee Brits auteur

Lee, H.

Lee, Hermione

Lee, Hermoine 1948-

English (350)

French (5)

German (2)

Polish (2)

Spanish (1)

Virginia WoolfWilla Cather : double livesGood fiction guideThe novels of Virginia WoolfPhilip RothThe mulberry tree : writings of Elizabeth BowenThe Duke's childrenVirginia Woolf's nose : essays on biography