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Tom Stoppard: A Life
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Tom Stoppard: A Life

Professor Dame Hermione Lee

The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard: the biography of our greatest living playwright, by one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, a star in her own right, Hermione Lee.

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Tom Stoppard: A Life
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Tom Stoppard: A Life

Professor Dame Hermione Lee

The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard: the biography of our greatest living playwright, by one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, a star in her own right, Hermione Lee.

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To the Lighthouse
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To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf, Stella McNichol, Hermione Lee

For years now the Ramsays have spent every summer in their holiday home in Scotland, and they expect these summers will go on forever; but as the First World War looms, the integrity of family and society will be fatally...

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To the Lighthouse
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To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf, Stella McNichol, Hermione Lee

The serene and maternal Mrs Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr Ramsay, together with their children and assorted guests, are holidaying on the Isle of Skye.

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A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas
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A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas

Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee

Why is it that men have always had power, influence, wealth and fame, while women have had nothing but children? In this essay, first published in 1929, Woolf exhorts young women to take advantage of the opportunities they have.

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To the Lighthouse
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To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee

The serene and maternal Mrs Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr Ramsay, together with their children and assorted guests, are holidaying on the Isle of Skye.

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Tom Stoppard: A Life
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Tom Stoppard: A Life

Hermione Lee

This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf.

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In the Name of the Otherworld
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In the Name of the Otherworld

Hermione Lee

Regarded as a witch and alienated by the majority of her peers, fourteen-year-old orphan Alexandria Richardson wants to be anybody but herself.

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Stevie Smith: A Selection: edited by Hermione Lee
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Stevie Smith: A Selection: edited by Hermione Lee

Stevie Smith, Professor Dame Hermione Lee

The ideal introduction to a poet like no other - now reissued to join the Faber Poetry front-list

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The London Scene
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The London Scene

Hermione Lee, Virginia Woolf

Take a stroll through London with Virginia Woolf as your guide in this beautifully illustrated book.

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Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing
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Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing

Hermione Lee

Compares the relation of biography to fiction and history and explores several writers' lives in connection with their works. This book incorporates different ways in which biographies, memoirs, diaries and autobiographies can be...

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Edith Wharton
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Edith Wharton

Hermione Lee

From the award-winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Willa Cather comes a brilliant, long-awaited reexamination of an iconic American woman of letters. Lucid and acute . . . with a thoroughness no other Wharton biography has...

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Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf

Hermione Lee

A biography of Virginia Woolf which moves freely between a detailed life-story and attempts to understand significant questions. She is presented as occupying a distinct and even uneasy position within the Bloomsbury Set, and also...

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Edith Wharton
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Edith Wharton

Hermione Lee

Her brilliant, disturbing fiction shows her deep understanding of the longing and struggle in women's lives. This masterly new biography draws on new material and delves into every aspect of Wharton's extraordinary life-story.

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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Hermione Lee

Penelope Fitzgerald published her book aged sixty. She went on to become one of the greatest of English novelists. Her remarkable life spans most of the twentieth century, and moves from a Bishop's Palace to a sinking barge, from...

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Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf

Hermione Lee

A richly layered portrait of the writer and the woman that leaves all of her complexities and contradictions intact. Such issues as sexual abuse, mental illness and suicide are brought into balance with the immensity of Woolf's...

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Virginia Woolf's Nose: Essays on Biography
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Virginia Woolf’s Nose: Essays on Biography

Hermione Lee

Looks at how biography deals with myths and legends, what goes missing and what can't be proved in the story of a life. This book presents a variety of case-studies, in which literary biographers are faced with gaps and absences,...

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Lives of Houses
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Lives of Houses

Kate Kennedy, Hermione Lee

A group of notable writers ... celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past

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Lives of Houses
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Lives of Houses

Kate Kennedy, Hermione Lee

A group of notable writers ... celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past --Provided by publisher.

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A House of Air
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A House of Air

Penelope Fitzgerald, Hermione Lee

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HERMIONE LEE The previously uncollected occasional prose of a great English writer - full of wit, feeling and illumination.

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The Mulberry Tree
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The Mulberry Tree

Elizabeth Bowen, Hermione Lee

A selection of Bowen's non-fictional writings that includes her funny, precise recollections of schooldays and childhood experiences, her evocations of London in wartime and of the Irish 'big house', and accounts of some of her...

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Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters
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Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters

Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee

Features three novellas: Ethan Frome ; Summer ; and Bunner Sisters .

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford)

A study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer. Setting the novelist's work in the context of Jewish-American writing (and Jewish-American families) and twentieth-century American politics, it explores the...

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Biography: A Very Short Introduction
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Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford)

Biographies are one of the most popular and best-selling of the literary genres. Why do people like them? What does a biography do and how does it work? This Very Short Introduction examines different types of biographies, why...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford)

A study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer. Setting the novelist's work in the context of Jewish-American writing (and Jewish-American families) and twentieth-century American politics, it explores the...

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The Novels of Virginia Woolf
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The Novels of Virginia Woolf

Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford)

An introduction to the novels of Virginia Woolf. It is suitable 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.

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The Novels of Virginia Woolf
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The Novels of Virginia Woolf

Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford)

An introduction to the novels of Virginia Woolf. It is suitable 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.

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Selected Letters
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Selected Letters

Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks, Hermione Lee

EDITED BY JOANNE TRAUTMANN BANKS, WITH A PREFACE BY HERMIONE LEE The finest and most enjoyable of Virginia Woolf's letters are brought together in a single volume.

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Selected Writings of James Fitzjames Stephen: The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, by his brother Leslie Stephen
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Selected Writings of James Fitzjames Stephen: The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, by his brother Leslie Stephen

Christopher Tolley (Assistant Master, Assistant Master, Winchester College), Thomas E. Schneider (Associate Professor of Political Science, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Saint Francis), Hermione Lee (President, President, Wolfson College)

The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, by his brother Leslie Stephen (1895) is the biography of one eminent Victorian by another. This is the only modern edition available.

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The Lost Domain: Le Grand Meaulnes
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The Lost Domain: Le Grand Meaulnes

Alain-Fournier, Frank Davison, Hermione Lee (President of Wolfson College, University of Oxford)

Alain-Fournier's lyrical novel captures the painful transition from adolescence to adulthood. First published in 1913, its story of the lost domain where le grand Meaulnes meets a beautiful girl, and his search to recover his...

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