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Bell, Vanessa 1879-1961

Works: 516 works in 891 publications in 7 languages and 20,272 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stream of consciousness fiction  Biography  History  Biographical fiction  Experimental fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Bookjacket designer, Author, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Photographer, Other
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vanessa Bell
Flush : a biography by Virginia Woolf( Book )

14 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Elizabeth Barret Browning's cocker spaniel, Flush
Three guineas by Virginia Woolf( Book )

2 editions published between 1938 and 1968 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to three requests for donations (to a peace society; to a woman's college rebuilding fund; to a society for obtaining employment for professional women) the author proposes that "the daughters of educated men" unite in opposition to man-made war
The years by Virginia Woolf( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1979 in English and held by 335 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 309 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
Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf( Book )

28 editions published between 1919 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 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 )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1978 in English and held by 212 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
Walter Sickert : a conversation by Virginia Woolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Book )

3 editions published between 1927 and 1977 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological description of the Ramsay family at their summer home on the Scottish coast
The waves by Virginia Woolf( Book )

4 editions published between 1931 and 1975 in English and held by 135 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 soliloquy, 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays, some previously unpublished touch on literary, personal, biographical, theatrical, and social subjects
Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf( Book )

3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman gazes at a mark on a wall and ponders the vagaries of thought and opinion; a succession of couples is caught up with nostalgia for their past as they stroll among the vibrant flowers of Kew Gardens; a passenger on a train observes the woman opposite her, and constructs her life story; and silently, blissfully indifferent, a heron soars high above cities and towns, lakes and mountains, whilst below, life continues in all its mundanity." "Monday or Tuesday - the only volume of short stories that Virginia Woolf published herself - presents a series of eight fictional reveries. As Woolf endeavours to free herself from the constraints of literary convention, she discovers a distinct and unique voice - a voice that, unlike any other, can give blue and green their expression in words. This collection of lyrical impressions is both deliberately fragmentary and startlingly experimental, and hails her later masterpieces."--BOOK JACKET
The art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant by Richard Shone( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 96 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
Notes on Virginia's childhood : a memoir by Vanessa Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunted house : and other short stories by Virginia Woolf( Book )

5 editions published between 1943 and 1978 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some are character sketches or studies of relationship between people
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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 73 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Vanessa Bell by Vanessa Bell( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 62 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 )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le journal de Hyde Park Gate by Virginia Woolf( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce journal datant de 1891, 1892 et 1895, trouvé au département des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale de Londres, se présente comme la chronique de la vie d'une famille, celle des Stephen, nom de jeune fille de Virginia Woolf. Celle-ci, jusqu'à l'âge de 14 ans, sa soeur et son frère, y racontent dans un style élaboré et avec humour leur quotidien sur fond de bourgeoisie victorienne
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Flush : a biography
Alternative Names
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 artista británica

Vanessa Bell artista ingelesa

Vanessa Bell artiste britannique

Vanessa Bell britische Malerin und Innenarchitektin

Vanessa Bell Brits kunstschilder

Vanessa Bell pittrice britannica

Ванесса Белл

בעל, ונסה

فانيسا بيل فنانة بريطانية

ونسا بل نقاش بریتانیایی



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 circleThe art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan GrantA very close conspiracy : Vanessa Bell and Virginia WoolfVanessa & Virginia