Books by Hermione Lee

Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Another winning biography from Lee. Those who love Fitzgerald's work will tuck this book right next to her volumes."
Lee (President/Wolfson Coll., Oxford; Biography: A Very Short Introduction, 2009) devotes her considerable talents for biography to Penelope Knox Fitzgerald (1916-2000), who didn't publish her first book until the age of 58.Read full book review >
EDITH WHARTON by Hermione Lee
Released: April 30, 2007

"An exemplary biography of a not-always-exemplary subject. Sure to be the standard work on Wharton for years to come."
Absorbing life of the expatriate novelist and socialite whose work, though not widely read today, underlies film after film. Read full book review >
Released: May 11, 1997

"Out of the Bloomsbury biography glut, Lee's admirably sympathetic portrait is as close to the Boswellian ideal as one could hope for. (24 pages photos, not seen)"
Following Woolf's own experience of her life rather than later interpretations of it, Lee (English/Univ. of York, England; Willa Cather: Double Lives, not reviewed) delivers a comprehensive, elegantly structured work on the High Victorian modernist. Read full book review >