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Hermione Lee is a biographer, critic, teacher of literature, and president of Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Among her many works are literary biographies of Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, and critical books on Elizabeth Bowen and Philip Roth. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was made a CBE in 2003 for services to literature, and a DBE in 2013 for services to literary scholarship. She lives in Oxford and Yorkshire.
 
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Edith Wharton

Written by Hermione Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $24.00

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... Read more >
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Edith Wharton

Written by Hermione Lee


Format: eBook, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $18.99

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November 18, 2014
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Penelope Fitzgerald
A Life
Written by Hermione Lee


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $35.00

Winner of the 2014 James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 

The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us a vivid, intimate, and critically acute portrait of one of the finest and most understated novelists of the twentieth century.

Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer-many say the greatest in recent... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Penelope Fitzgerald
A Life
Written by Hermione Lee


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $17.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Virginia Woolf

Written by Hermione Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 944 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $24.00

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Willa Cather
Double Lives
Written by Hermione Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 1991
Price: $23.00


Cather is usually read as a nostalgic celebrator of the American past. Lee explores a stranger and more complex Cather, whose life and work are rife with split identities, sexual conflicts and stoic fatalism.

“The extremely well-traveled, versatile, and prolific Willa Cather (1873-1947) was a private person and hence ‘a resistant... Read more >

Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters

Written by Edith Wharton
Introduction by Hermione Lee


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 2, 2014
Price: $6.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters

Written by Edith Wharton
Introduction by Hermione Lee


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Price: $22.00

These brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited by Edith Wharton’s characters. Ethan Frome is one of Wharton’s most famous works; it is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a... Read more >
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