Over the course of her career Elizabeth von Arnim wrote over twenty popular novels, some of which she adapted for the stage, and published her memoirs. Her bestselling first novel, Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898), brought her to fame. After this she wrote mostly comic romances which treated, among other themes, early twentieth-century domestic affairs, the problems of aging, and Anglo-German relations. Elizabeth von Arnim's circle of friends and acquaintances included a number of significant writers of the period. Virago reprints and a critical biography have renewed interest in her oeuvre.