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Bell, Vanessa 1879-1961

Works: 553 works in 990 publications in 7 languages and 23,342 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stream of consciousness fiction  Biographies  Biographical fiction  History  Short stories  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Bookjacket designer, Illustrator, Contributor, Other, Artist, Dedicatee, Photographer
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Vanessa Bell
Flush : a biography by Virginia Woolf( Book )

14 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel--by Virginia Woolf, who has "made him a real and vivid personality . . . in her most delightful style" (Kirkus Reviews). Wanting to "ease [her] brain" after writing The Waves, Virginia Woolf turned to the correspondence between poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning--and found in their love letters an unexpected inspiration in their shared joy and affection for Flush, their cocker spaniel. As she put it, "the figure of their dog made me laugh so I couldn't resist making him a Life." Here Flush tells his story as well as the love story of Robert Browning and his wife, complete with horrid maids, bullying fellow dogs, mysterious illnesses, and clandestine romance. Along the way, plenty of other topics are explored, including the barriers between man and animal, the miseries of London, and the oppression of women by "father and tyrants." Imbued with Woolf's philosophical views about the repressive Victorian mindset, Flush is a unique and imaginative story of a dog, of what it means to love--spiritually, emotionally, and unconditionally--and of what it means to human. A unique literary treat, it is "a brilliant biographical tour de force" (The New York Times) and "a canine classic" (The Guardian)
A haunted house : and other short stories by Virginia Woolf( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1978 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some are character sketches or studies of relationships between people
The years by Virginia Woolf( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1979 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Pargiters, a middle-class London family, move from the oppressive confines of the Victorian home of the 1880s to the 'present day' of the 1930s, they are weighed down by the pressures of war, the social strictures of patriarchy, capitalism and Empire, and the rise of Fascism. Engaging with a painful struggle between utopian hopefulness and crippled with despair, the novel is a powerful indictment of 'Victorianism' and its values. "The Years", written in 1937, was the most popular of Virginia Woolf's novels during her lifetime
Hyde Park Gate News : the Stephen family newspaper by Virginia Woolf( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingeniously mimicking the style of the leading newspapers of their day, the Stephen children--"Virginia, Vanessa, and Thoby--"present a charming and candid portrayal of the day-to-day events at the family home in London and at their holiday home in St Ives. Gossipy, playful, and at times irreverent, they record the comings and goings of a host of figures while also proffering their own fictional, poetic, and artistic creations. Virginia Woolf (1882-"1941) is one of the most important figures of the Modernist Movement; her sister Vanessa Bell (1879-"1961) was a painter and a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group
The moment, and other essays by Virginia Woolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of 29 essays by the author
Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf( Book )

27 editions published between 1919 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This charming short story by one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, Virgina Woolf, is set on a hot July day in Kew Gardens. Woolf creates an impressionistic world with snippets of conversation, wondering thoughts and sparks of colour. The gentle narrative drifts between different characters as they stroll through the world famous botanic gardens. Originally published in 1921, this edition contains delightful new illustrations to accompany the text."--Back Jacket
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( Book )

5 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one's own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon
To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Book )

4 editions published between 1927 and 1977 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ramsay family and the one summer spent with their friends in their holiday home in Scotland. Offshore stands the lighthouse; remote, inaccessible, and an external presence in a changing world
Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf( Book )

5 editions published between 1921 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first edition, first print printing contains eight short stories by the author
The waves by Virginia Woolf( Book )

3 editions published between 1931 and 1975 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the background of the sea, the author presents a group of characters from childhood to old age who speak in sililoquy, and we see them as they appear to themselves and to each other. In the end one of the characters sums up the effect of their lives as a whole
The death of the moth : and other essays by Virginia Woolf( Book )

2 editions published between 1942 and 1947 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays, some previously unpublished touch on literary, personal, biographical, theatrical, and social subjects
Notes on Virginia's childhood : a memoir by Vanessa Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Monte della Sibilla, or, Le paradis de la reine Sibille by Clive Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant by Richard Shone( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The word Bloomsbury most often summons the novels of Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster or images of artists and intellectuals debating the hot parlor topics of 1910s and 1920s London: literary aesthetics, agnosticism, defining truth and goodness, and the ideas of Bertrand Russell, A.N. Whitehead, and G.E. Moore. But the Bloomsbury Group also played a prominent role in the development of modernist painting in Britain. The work of artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, and their colleagues was often audacious and experimental, and proved to be one of the key influences on twentieth-century British art and design. This catalogue, published to accompany a major international exhibition of the Bloomsbury painters originating at the Tate Gallery in London and traveling to the Yale Center for British Art and the Huntington Art Gallery, provides a new look at the visual side of a movement that is more generally known for its literary production. It traces the artists' development over several decades and assesses their contribution to modernism. Catalogue entries on two hundred works, all illustrated in color, bring out the chief characteristics of Bloomsbury painting--domestic, contemplative, sensuous, and essentially pacific. These are seen in landscapes, portraits, and still lifes set in London, Sussex, and the South of France, as well as in the abstract painting and applied art that placed these artists at the forefront of the avant-garde before the First World War. Portraits of family and friends--from Virginia Woolf and Maynard Keynes to Aldous Huxley and Edith Sitwell--highlight the cultural and social setting of the group. Essays by leading scholars provide further insights into the works and the changing critical reaction to them, exploring friendships and relationships both within and outside of Bloomsbury, as well as the movement's wider social, economic, and political background."--Publisher's website
Omega cuts : woodcuts and linocuts by artists associated with the Omega Workshops and the Hogarth Press by Jeremy Greenwood( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apology of Arthur Rimbaud : a dialogue by Edward Sackville-West( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chase of the wild goose by Mary Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Eleanor Butler aged thirty-four, and Miss Sarah Ponsonby then aged seventeen, eloped from Southern Ireland, and in 1780 they set up home in Plas Newydd overlooking Llangollen in North Wales, to live together in loving harmony for the next fifty years. Although both Lady Eleanor and Sarah came from Irish aristocracy, their shocking failure to comply to the family marriage plans and run away together caused them to retreat from the attentions of society, preferring to live a reclusive life
Amber innocent by Joan Adeney Easdale( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duncan Grant & Vanessa Bell : design and decoration, 1910-1960 : Wednesday 23 October to Friday 22 November 1991 by Duncan Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanessa Bell, 1879-1961 : a retrospective exhibition, April 18-May 24, 1980, in association with Anthony d'Offay, ltd. by Vanessa Bell( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Flush : a biography
Hyde Park Gate News : the Stephen family newspaperKew GardensThe art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan GrantBloomsbury portraits : Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and their circleModernist women and visual cultures : Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, photography, and cinemaThe art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan GrantA very close conspiracy : Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf
Alternative Names
Bel Vanesa

Bell-Stephen, Vanessa, 1879-1961

Bell, Vanessa S. 1879-1961

Bell, Vanessa Stephen.

Bell, Vanessa Stephen 1879-1961

Stephen, Miss Vanessa

Stephen Vanessa

Stephen, Vanessa 1879-1961

Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell anglická malířka

Vanessa Bell artista británica

Vanessa Bell artista ingelesa

Vanessa Bell artiste britannique

Vanessa Bell artiste britike

Vanessa Bell britische Malerin und Innenarchitektin

Vanessa Bell Brits kunstschilder

Vanessa Bell pintora británica (1879–1961)

Vanessa Bell pittrice britannica

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