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Product Description: ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle TimesWinner of the Plutarch Award for Best BiographyPenelope Fitzgerald, one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century, was a great English writer whose career didn’t begin until she was nearly sixty...read more

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9780385352345 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 18, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle TimesWinner of the Plutarch Award for Best BiographyThe acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us an intimate portrait of one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century.

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9780804170499 | Vintage Books, October 13, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle TimesWinner of the Plutarch Award for Best BiographyPenelope Fitzgerald, one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century, was a great English writer whose career didn’t begin until she was nearly sixty.

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Product Description: Acclaimed biographer Hermione Lee presents four “remarkable and surprising” books that collectively capture World War I and the Jazz Age through the eyes of one of our greatest novelists. Edith Wharton achieved the height of her critical and popular success in the 1920s, following The Age of Innocence, winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, with four works that, though less well-known today, reveal the same mastery of dramatic irony and penetrating social satire that place her, with Henry James and Willa Cather, among the foremost writers of her era...read more
By Hermione Lee (editor)

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9781598534535 | Library of America, September 29, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Acclaimed biographer Hermione Lee presents four “remarkable and surprising” books that collectively capture World War I and the Jazz Age through the eyes of one of our greatest novelists.

By Alain-Fournier, Frank Davison (trans) and Hermione Lee (introduced by)

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9780199678686 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 1, 2014, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: This new publication of On Being Ill with Notes from Sick Rooms presents Virginia Woolf and her mother Julia Stephen in textual conversation for the first time in literary history. In the poignant and humorous essay On Being Ill, Virginia Woolf observes that though illness is a part of every human being's experience, it is not celebrated as a subject of great literature in the way that love and war are embraced by writers and readers...read more
By Rita Charon (other contributor), Mark Hussey (introduced by), Hermione Lee (introduced by), Julia Stephen and Virginia Woolf

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9781930464131 | Reprint edition (Paris Pr, November 6, 2012), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This new publication of On Being Ill with Notes from Sick Rooms presents Virginia Woolf and her mother Julia Stephen in textual conversation for the first time in literary history.

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An essay that explores the theme of illness and why it has never been a subject of literature.
By Hermione Lee (introduced by) and Virginia Woolf

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9781930464063 | Paris Pr, October 1, 2002, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: An essay that explores the theme of illness and why it has never been a subject of literature.

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Product Description: On its original publication in 1982 this book was the first full-length study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer. As well as setting the novelist's work in the context of Jewish-American writing (and Jewish-American families) and twentieth-century American politics, the book explores the characteristic paradoxes in Roth: self-disgust and self-consciousness, restraint and letting go, nausea and appetite, energy and frustration, stylishness and vulgarity, surrealism and the mundane...read more

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9780415562416 | 1 edition (Routledge, October 15, 2009), cover price $140.00 | About this edition: On its original publication in 1982 this book was the first full-length study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer.

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9780415567992 | Reissue edition (Routledge, April 13, 2011), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: On its original publication in 1982 this book was the first full-length study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer.

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Product Description: This is a reissue of a critical introduction to the novels of Virginia Woolf, first published in 1977. It makes close, illuminating readings of her nine novels, placing Woolf in her literary context and providing an accessible, clear and valuable guide for students starting out on a study of Woolf as a novelist, and for general readers seeking a fresh, helpful entry-point to the challenge of reading Woolf...read more

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9780415562423 | Routledge, November 12, 2009, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: This is a reissue of a critical introduction to the novels of Virginia Woolf, first published in 1977.
9780841903142 | Holmes & Meier Pub, September 1, 1977, cover price $19.50 | About this edition: Detailed analyses of the modern English writer's nine novels shed light on their themes, concerns, and stylistic techniques

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780199533541 | 1 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 31, 2009), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: A biography of Willa Cather (1873-1947), who spent years working as a journalist, teacher and editor of a New York magazine whose deepest feelings were directed towards women. Her friendships from Sarah Orne Jewett and Dorothy Canfield to Stephen Tennant and Yehudi Menuhin were important to her yet as she became more famous she withdrew increasingly from the modern world she disliked...read more

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9781844084920, titled "Willa Cather: A Life Saved Up" | Reprint edition (Virago Pr, May 28, 2008), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A biography of Willa Cather (1873-1947), who spent years working as a journalist, teacher and editor of a New York magazine whose deepest feelings were directed towards women.
9781860492921 | Little Brown Uk, April 1, 1997, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Willa Cather, widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of this century, has also been dismissed in certain circles as a nostalgist, a cranky critic of the modern world.

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A trio of incisive novellas includes Ethan Frome, about a New England farmer on an unproductive farm who must choose between his duty to care for his difficult, invalid wife and his love for her vivacious young cousin, as well as Summer, the story of a young woman's social and sexual awakening, and Bunner Sisters, in which two spinsters fall for the same unworthy man.
By Hermione Lee (introduced by)

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9780307268259 | Everymans Library, February 5, 2008, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A trio of incisive novellas includes Ethan Frome, about a New England farmer on an unproductive farm who must choose between his duty to care for his difficult, invalid wife and his love for her vivacious young cousin, as well as Summer, the story of a young woman's social and sexual awakening, and Bunner Sisters, in which two spinsters fall for the same unworthy man.

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Product Description: From Hermione Lee, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Willa Cather, comes a superb reexamination of one of the most famous American women of letters.Delving into heretofore untapped sources, Lee does away with the image of the snobbish bluestocking and gives us a new Edith Wharton-tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction...read more

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9780375400049 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 10, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A critical biography of one of America's greatest writers describes Wharton's adventure-filled travels in Europe, the literary and artistic circles in which she lived and worked, her heroism during World War I, and the evolution of her writing.
9780701166656 | Vintage Uk, February 1, 2007, cover price $44.55 | About this edition: The name 'Edith Wharton' conjures up 'Gilded Age' New York, in all its snobbery and ruthlessness - the world of 'The Age of Innocence' and 'The House of Mirth'.

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9780375702877 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, April 8, 2008), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: From Hermione Lee, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Willa Cather, comes a superb reexamination of one of the most famous American women of letters.

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9780739354094 | Abridged edition (Random House, April 10, 2007), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A critical biography of one of America's greatest writers describes Wharton's adventure-filled travels in Europe, the literary and artistic circles in which she lived and worked, her heroism during World War I, and the evolution of her writing.

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Product Description: What choices must a biographer make when stitching the pieces of a life into one coherent whole? How do we best create an accurate likeness of a private life from the few articles that linger after death? How do we choose what gets left out? This intriguing and witty collection of essays by an internationally acclaimed biographer looks at how biography deals with myths and legends, what goes missing and what can't be proved in the story of a life...read more

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9780691120324 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 14, 2005, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: What choices must a biographer make when stitching the pieces of a life into one coherent whole?

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9780691130446 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 22, 2007, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: What choices must a biographer make when stitching the pieces of a life into one coherent whole?

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A guide to fiction with introductions to over 1,100 authors. This book covers twentieth-century fiction, popular classics, autobiographical fiction and foreign language translations, and includes 34 overviews by best-selling authors introducing different genres.
By Mike Harris (editor), Douglas Houston (editor), Hermione Lee (editor) and Jane Rogers (editor)

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9780192100214 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 30, 2001, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Offers subject essays and more than one thousand author entries covering a wide variety of genres and styles for literary, contemporary, and popular fiction.

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9780192806475 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, January 19, 2006), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Offers subject essays and more than one thousand author entries and four thousand fiction titles, covering a wide variety of genres and styles for literary, contemporary, and popular fiction, along with reading suggestions, lists of authors' favorite books, international selections, and other helpful sections.

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Product Description: From the late novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald, a collection of essays-almost all of them unknown to her countless American admirers-on books, travel, and her own life and work.. A good book, wrote John Milton, is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life...read more

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9781582433202 | Counterpoint, September 22, 2004, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: From the late novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald, a collection of essays-almost all of them unknown to her countless American admirers-on books, travel, and her own life and work.

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A posthumous collection of literary essays explores the 'afterlife' of the writing community, defined as a legacy experienced in the minds and hearts of their readers; in a volume that includes introductions to major works of literature, reviews of fellow authors, and explorations of lesser-known writers. 25,000 first printing.
By Christopher Carduff (editor), Terence Dooley (editor), Penelope Fitzgerald, Mandy Kirby (editor) and Hermione Lee (introduced by)

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9781582431987 | 1 edition (Counterpoint, October 1, 2003), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A posthumous collection of literary essays explores the 'afterlife' of the writing community, defined as a legacy experienced in the minds and hearts of their readers; in a volume that includes introductions to major works of literature, reviews of fellow authors, and explorations of lesser-known writers.

By David Constantine (editor), Hermione Lee (editor) and Bernard O'Donoghue (editor)

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9781903039625 | Carcanet Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Highlighting new and established poets, this anthology provides an impressive and varied selection of contemporary poetry. The poems dramatically differ in their style, form, and content, but are all marked by the English department at Oxford University as excellent examples in verse...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By David Constantine (editor), Hermione Lee (editor) and Bernard O'Donoghue (editor)

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9781903039526 | Carcanet Pr, April 1, 2002, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Highlighting new and established poets, this anthology provides an impressive and varied selection of contemporary poetry.

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Product Description: The first Oxford Poets anthology introduces the work of six writers whose poems extend the rich tradition of the Oxford list, now continuing to develop through Carcanet in association with the English Faculty, Oxford University. The Oxford Poets editorial panel makes the selection, acknowledging promise and achievement...read more
By David Constantine (editor), Hermione Lee (editor) and Bernard O'Donoghue (editor)

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9781903039038 | Carcanet Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The first Oxford Poets anthology introduces the work of six writers whose poems extend the rich tradition of the Oxford list, now continuing to develop through Carcanet in association with the English Faculty, Oxford University.

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A richly detailed, monumental biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers traces Woolf's life and career, detailing her personal relationships, her chronic illness, and the forces, factors, and ideas that shaped her life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. NYT.

Hardcover:

9780679447078 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1997, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Traces the life of the British novelist and discusses her major works

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9780375701368 | Vintage Books, December 1, 1999, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Traces the life of the British novelist and discusses her major works

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This critical estimation of Bowen's work finds her witty, stylish treatment of manners and emotions to have an austere basis in her critique of the English middle classes. It also considers her achievement as a critic and a historian.

Hardcover:

9780389202042 | Barnes & Noble Imports, January 1, 1982, cover price $46.50 | also contains Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work

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9780099277156, titled "Elizabeth Bowen: An Estimation" | New edition (Vintage Uk, May 6, 1999), cover price $16.35 | About this edition: This critical estimation of Bowen's work finds her witty, stylish treatment of manners and emotions to have an austere basis in her critique of the English middle classes.

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Product Description: A selection from the GOLDEN TREASURY, which has remained the most famous poetry anthology since publication in 1861
By Hermione Lee (editor)

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9780460873482 | Reprint edition (Everymans Library, August 1, 1993), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: A selection from the GOLDEN TREASURY, which has remained the most famous poetry anthology since publication in 1861

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Traces the life of the American novelist from her childhood in the newly settled prairies of Nebraska through her years as a journalist, editor, and teacher, and examines the relationship between what she wrote and who she was

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9780679736493 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 5, 1991), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Traces the life of the American novelist from her childhood in the newly settled prairies of Nebraska through her years as a journalist, editor, and teacher, and examines the relationship between what she wrote and who she was

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By Hermione Lee (editor)

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9780820308272 | Univ of Georgia Pr, January 1, 1986, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: We sell Rare, out-of-print, uncommon, & used BOOKS, PRINTS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA.

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Product Description: 80pages. in12. broché.

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9780416329803 | Routledge, December 1, 1982, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: 80pages.

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