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Virginia Woolf

Novelist (25-Jan-1882 — 28-Mar-1941)


Peter F. Alexander. Leonard and Virginia Woolf: A Literary Partnership. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1992. 265pp.

Dean R. Baldwin. Virginia Woolf: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne. 1989. 157pp.

Eileen Barrett. Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings. New York University Press. 1997. 288pp.

Nancy Topping Bazin. Virginia Woolf and the Androgynous Vision. Rutgers University Press. 1973. 251pp.

Anne Olivier Bell (editor). The Diary of Virginia Woolf. London: The Hogarth Press. 1977-84. (5 vols.)

Quentin Bell. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. London: The Hogarth Press. 1972. (2 vols.) 230pp + 300pp.

Joan Bennett. Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co.. 1945. 131pp. Also a second edition in 1964.

Kathryn N. Benzel. Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan. 2004. 256pp.

Edward L. Bishop. A Virginia Woolf Chronology. Palgrave Macmillan. 1988. 192pp.

Edward L. Bishop. Virginia Woolf. Palgrave Macmillan. 1991. 144pp.

Robert G. Boatright. The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette. Ohio State University Press. 2004. 240pp.

Rachel Bowlby (editor). Virginia Woolf. Harlow: Longman. 1992. 206pp.

Rachel Bowlby. Virginia Woolf: Feminist Destinations. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 1988. 187pp.

Dorothy Brewster. Virginia Woolf's London. London: George Allen & Unwin. 1959. 120pp.

Julia Briggs. Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life. Harcourt Brace. 2005. 528pp.

Leila Brosnan. Reading Virginia Woolf's Essays and Journalism: Breaking the Surface of Silence. Edinburgh University Press. 1998. 200pp.

Thomas C. Caramagno. The Flight of Mind: Virginia Woolf's Art and Manic-Depressive Illness. University of California Press. 1996.

Pamela L. Caughie. Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Taylor & Francis/Garland. 1999. 300pp.

Mary Ann Caws. The Reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe. New York: Continuum. 2002. 450pp.

Wayne K. Chapman. Women in the Milieu of Leonard and Virginia Woolf: Peace, Politics and Education. University Publishing Association. 1998. 279pp.

Irene Coates. Who's Afraid of Leonard Woolf? A Case for the Sanity of Virginia Woolf. New York: Soho Press. 2000. 458pp.

C. B. Cox. The Free Spirit: A Study of Liberal Humanism in the Novels of George Eliot, Henry James, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf and Angus Wilson. Oxford University Press. 1963. 195pp.

Melba Cuddy-Keane. Virginia Woolf, the Intellectual, and the Public Sphere. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 248pp.

Vanessa Curtis. Virginia Woolf's Women. Robert Hale. 2002. 224pp.

Emily Dalgarno. Virginia Woolf and the Visible World. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 232pp.

Louise A. Desalvo. Conceived With Malice: Literature as Revenge in the Lives and Works of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Djuna Barnes, and Henry Miller. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1994.

Louise A. DeSalvo; Mitchell A. Leaska (editors). The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. London: Hutchinson & Co.. 1984. 474pp.

Maria Dibattista. Virginia Woolf's Major Novels: The Fables of Anon. Yale University Press. 1980. 252pp.

Galya Diment. The Autobiographical Novel of Co-Consciousness: Goncharov, Woolf, and Joyce. University Press of Florida. 1994. 199pp.

Jane Dunn. A Very Close Conspiracy: Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. London: Jonathan Cape. 1990. 338pp.

Juliet Dusinberre. Virginia Woolf's Renaissance: Woman Reader or Common Reader?. University of Iowa Press. 1997.

Roxanne J. Fand. The Dialogic Self: Reconstructing Subjectivity in Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood. Susquehanna University Press. 1999. 241pp.

Avrom Fleishman. Virginia Woolf: A Critical Reading. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1977. 252pp.

Alice Fox. Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1990.

Ralph Freedman. The Lyrical Novel: Studies in Hermann Hesse, André Gide, and Virginia Woolf. Princeton University Press. 1963. 294pp.

Christine Froula. Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde: War, Civilization, Modernity. Columbia University Press. 2005. 432pp.

Jane De Gay. Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past. Edinburgh University Press. 2006. 288pp.

Diane F. Gillespie (editor). The Multiple Muses of Virginia Woolf. University of Missouri Press. 1993. 273pp.

Diane Filby Gillespie. The Sisters' Arts: The Writing and Painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Syracuse University Press. 1988. 376pp.

Allie Glenny. Ravenous Identity: Eating and Eating Distress in the Life and Work of Virginia Woolf. St. Martin's Press. 1999. 288pp.

Jane Goldman. The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf: Modernism, Post-Impressionism, and the Politics of the Visual. Cambridge University Press. 1998. 256pp.

Susan Rubinow Gorsky. Virginia Woolf. Boston: Twayne. 1978. 173pp.

Sally Greene. Virginia Woolf: Reading the Renaissance. Ohio University Press. 1999. 295pp.

Elena Gualtieri. Virginia Woolf's Essays: Sketching the Past. Palgrave Macmillan. 2000. 188pp.

Jean Guiguet. Virginia Woolf and Her Works. London: The Hogarth Press. 1965. 488pp.

James Hafley. The Glass Roof: Virginia Woolf as Novelist. University of California Press. 1954.

Sarah M. Hall. Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf. London: Peter Owen. 2005.

Howard M. Harper. Between Language and Silence: The Novels of Virginia Woolf. Louisiana State University Press. 1982. 326pp.

Suzan Harrison. Eudora Welty and Virginia Woolf: Gender, Genre, and Influence. Louisiana State University Press. 1997. 158pp.

James M. Haule. Editing Virginia Woolf: Interpreting the Modernist Text. Palgrave Macmillan. 2002. 256pp.

Marjorie Hellerstein. Virginia Woolf's Experiment with Consciousness: Time and Social Values in Her Fiction and Essay-Books. Edwin Mellen Press. 2001. 142pp.

Holly Henry. Virginia Woolf and the Discourse of Science: The Aesthetics of Astronomy. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 222pp.

Katherine C. Hill-Miller. From the Lighthouse to Monk's House: A Guide to Virginia Woolf's Literary Landscapes. Gerald Duckworth & Co.. 2003. 328pp.

Oddvar Holmesland. Form as Compensation for Life: Fictive Patterns in Virginia Woolf's Novels. Boydell & Brewer. 1998. 200pp.

Winifred Holtby. Virginia Woolf. London: Wishart and Company. 1932. 203pp.

Maggie Humm. Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography, and Cinema. Rutgers University Press. 2003. 244pp.

Maggie Humm. Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The Private Lives of Virginia Woolf And Vanessa Bell. Rutgers University Press. 2005. 226pp.

Mark Hussey. Virginia Woolf, A to Z: A Comprehensive Reference. New York: Facts On File. 1995. 452pp.

Mark Hussey (editor). Virginia Woolf and War: Fiction, Reality, and Myth. Syracuse University Press. 1991. 273pp.

J. K. Johnstone. The Bloomsbury Group: A Study of E. M. Forster, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf and Their Circle. London: Secker & Warburg. 1954. 383pp.

Karen Kaivola. All Contraries Confounded: The Lyrical Fiction of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Marguerite Duras. University of Iowa Press. 1991. 176pp.

Asha Kanawar. Virginia Woolf and Anita Desai: A Comparative Study. New Delhi, India: Prestige. 1989.

James King. Virginia Woolf. W. W. Norton. 1995. 699pp.

B. J. Kirkpatrick. A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf. London: Rupert Hart-Davis. 1957. 180pp. Revised editions in 1967, 1980, and 1997 (the last, 486pp.)

Patricia Ondek Laurence. Reading of Silence: Virginia Woolf in the English Tradition. Stanford University Press. 1991. 241pp.

Mitchell A. Leaska. The Novels of Virginia Woolf from Beginning to End. John Jay Press, City University of New York. 1977. 264pp.

Mitchell A. Leaska. Granite and Rainbow: The Hidden Life of Virginia Woolf. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1998. 513pp.

Hermione Lee. The Novels of Virginia Woolf. New York: Holmes & Meier. 1977.

John Lehmann. Thrown to the Woolfs: Leonard and Virginia Woolf and The Hogarth Press. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson. 1978. 164pp.

Karen L. Levenback. Virginia Woolf and the Great War. Syracuse University Press. 1998. 208pp.

Jane Lilienfeld. Reading Alcoholisms: Theorizing Character and Narrative in Selected Novels of Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf. Palgrave Macmillan. 1999. 308pp.

Judy Little. The Experimental Self: Dialogic Subjectivity in Woolf, Pym, and Brooke-Rose. Southern Illinois University Press. 1996. 204pp.

Judy Little. Comedy and the Woman Writer: Woolf, Spark, and Feminism. University of Nebraska Press. 1983. 224pp.

Jean O. Love. Virginia Woolf: Sources of Madness and Art. University of California Press. 1978. 379pp.

Robin Majumdar; Allen McLaurin (editors). Virginia Woolf: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1975. 467pp.

Robin Majumdar. Virginia Woolf: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1915-1974. New York: Garland. 1976.

Jane Marcus (editor). Virginia Woolf: A Feminist Slant. University of Nebraska Press. 1984. 281pp.

Jane Marcus. Virginia Woolf and the Language of Patriarchy. University of Indiana Press. 1987. 219pp.

Herbert Marder. Feminism and Art: A Study of Virginia Woolf. University of Chicago Press. 1968.

Herbert Marder. The Measure of Life: Virginia Woolf's Last Years. Cornell University Press. 2000. 432pp.

John R. Maze. Virginia Woolf: Feminism, Creativity, and the Unconscious. Greenwood Press. 1997. 232pp.

Eleanor McNees (editor). Virginia Woolf: Critical Assesments. London: Helm Information. 1994. (4 vols.)

Perry Meisel. The Absent Father: Virginia Woolf and Walter Pater. Yale University Press. 1980. 249pp.

Laila Miletic-Vejzovic; Julia King (editors). Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf: A Short-Title Catalog. Washington State University Press. 2003. 256pp.

C. Ruth Miller. Virginia Woolf: The Frames of Art and Life. Palgrave Macmillan. 1988. 135pp.

Madeline Moore. The Short Season Between Two Silences: The Mystical and the Political in the Novels of Virginia Woolf. Unwin Hyman. 1984.

Patricia Moran. Word of Mouth: Body Language in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf. University of Virginia Press. 1996. 208pp.

James Naremore. The World Without a Self: Virginia Woolf and the Novel. Yale University Press. 1973. 272pp.

Nigel Nicholson; Joanna Trautmann (editors). The Letters of Virginia Woolf. London: The Hogarth Press. 1975-80. (6 vols.)

Shirley Panken. Virginia Woolf and the Lust of Creation: A Psychoanalytic Exploration. State University of New York Press. 1987. 336pp.

Merry M. Pawlowski (editor). Virginia Woolf and Fascism: Resisting the Dictators' Seduction. Palgrave Macmillan. 2001. 241pp.

Linden Peach. Virginia Woolf. Palgrave Macmillan. 2000. 256pp.

Aileen Pippett. The Moth and the Star: A Biography of Virginia Woolf. Boston: Little, Brown. 1955. 368pp.

Elizabeth Podnieks. Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart and Anais Nin. McGill-Queens University Press. 2000. 407pp.

Suzanne Raitt. Vita and Virginia: The Work and Friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. Clarendon Press. 1993. 195pp.

Irma Rantavaara. Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury. Helsinki, Finland: The Folcroft Press. 1970. 171pp.

Krista Ratcliffe. Anglo-American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Traditions: Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, and Adrienne Rich. Southern Illinois University Press. 1995. 227pp.

Judy S. Reese. Recasting Social Values in the Work of Virginia Woolf. Susquehanna University Press. 1996. 168pp.

Panthea Reid. Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf. Oxford University Press. 1996. 570pp.

Sue Roe; Susan Sellers (editors). The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 308pp.

Ann Ronchetti. The Artist, Society, and Sexuality in Virginia Woolf's Novels. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. 2004. 208pp.

Phyllis Rose. Woman of Letters: A Life of Virginia Woolf. New York: Oxford University Press. 1978. 298pp.

Natania Rosenfeld. Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf. 2000. 215pp.

Michael Rosenthal. Virginia Woolf. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1979. 270pp.

Beverly Ann Schlack. Continuing Presences: Virginia Woolf's Use of Literary Allusion. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1979. 196pp.

Brenda R. Silver. Virginia Woolf: Icon. University of Chicago Press. 2000. 373pp.

Nena Skrbic. Wild Outbursts of Freedom: Reading Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. Praeger. 2004. 216pp.

Angela Smith. Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two. Oxford University Press. 1999. 238pp.

Anna Snaith. Virginia Woolf: Public and Private Negotiations. Palgrave Macmillan. 2000. 208pp.

Youngjoo Son. Here and Now: The Politics of Social Space in D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. Routledge. 2006. 252pp.

George Spater; Ian Parsons. A Marriage of True Minds: An Intimate Portrait of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. London: Jonathan Cape. 1977. 210pp.

Karyn Z. Sproles. Desiring Women: The Partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. University of Toronto Press. 2006. 242pp.

Elizabeth Steele. Virginia Woolf's Literary Sources and Allusions. New York: Garland. 1983.

Thomas Szasz. My Madness Saved Me: The Madness And Marriage of Virginia Woolf. Transaction Publishers. 2006. 154pp.

Pamela J. Transue. Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style. State University of New York Press. 1986.

Joanne Trautmann. The Jessamy Brides: The Friendship of Virginia Woolf and V. Sackville West. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1973.

Ellen Tremper. Who Lived at Alfoxton? Virginia Woolf and English Romanticism. London: Associated University Presses. 1998. 299pp.

Stephen Trombley. All that Summer She was Mad: Virginia Woolf and Her Doctors. London: Junction Books. 1981. 338pp.

Eric Warner (editor). Virginia Woolf: A Centenary Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan. 1984. 183pp.

Jane Wheare. Virginia Woolf: Dramatic Novelist. Palgrave Macmillan. 1989. 248pp.

J. H. Willis, Jr.. Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers: The Hogarth Press, 1917-41. University Press of Virginia. 1992. 451pp.

Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Virginia Woolf's London: A Guide to Bloomsbury and Beyond. I. B. Tauris & Co.. 2000. 256pp.

Leonard Woolf (editor). A Writers Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf. London: The Hogarth Press. 1953. 372pp.

Leonard Woolf; James Strachey (editors). Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey: Letters. London: The Hogarth Press. 1956.

Helen Wussow. Nightmare of History: The Fictions of Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence. Lehigh University Press. 1998. 204pp.

Alex Zwerdling. Virginia Woolf and the Real World. University of California Press. 1986. 374pp.


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