Books by Victoria Glendinning

Biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist Victoria Glendinning was born in Sheffield, England on 23 April 1937. She was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, where she read Modern Languages, and worked as a teacher and social worker before becoming a


LEONARD WOOLF by Victoria Glendinning
Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A closely reasoned, well-researched and eminently fair account of a gifted and giving man who married a miracle."
A generous and sympathetic portrait of the complex and fiercely intelligent man (1880–1969) who is best known as Mr. Virginia Woolf. Read full book review >
FLIGHT by Victoria Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Time wounds all heels, they say, and Martagon does have a few bad moments, but little increase in self-knowledge. About par for this superficial man and superficial novel."
Take a globetrotting English engineer; have him fall for a glamorous Frenchwoman; stir well; add a second woman and a dash of glitz. That's the recipe for this third fiction from Glendinning (Electricity, 1995, etc.), best known for her literary biographies. Read full book review >
JONATHAN SWIFT by Victoria Glendinning
Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver," Glendinning concludes, "Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps," but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >
ELECTRICITY by Victoria Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

 Second novelist (The Grown-ups, 1989) and biographer (Trollope, Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen) Glendinning reveals a flawless knowledge of daily existence in late-Victorian England as her heroine tells the private and often absorbing story of her life. Read full book review >
ANTHONY TROLLOPE by Victoria Glendinning
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
 English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >