Lyndall Gordon

Standard Name: Gordon, Lyndall


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Education Virginia Woolf
Allowed uncensored access to her father's library, she made rich use of it. Leslie Stephen once commented to himself that Ginia is devouring books, almost faster than I like.
Bell, Quentin. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Hogarth Press.
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Her habit of voracious...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
VW 's sister, Vanessa , married art critic Clive Bell at St Pancras Registry Office in London. Lyndall Gordon maintains that Clive had a positive impact on Virginia's career, urging her to turn her...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
He was immensely influential. As editor of the Cornhill Magazine from 1871 to 1882, he published Henry James , Thomas Hardy , Matthew Arnold , Robert Browning , and George Meredith , among others.
Rosenbaum, S. P. “An Educated Man’s Daughter: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision; Barnes and Noble, pp. 32-56.
Health Emily Dickinson
ED was troubled by poor eyesight, beginning in the fall of 1861 when her vision was seriously impaired. She consulted doctors about her sight in 1864 and 1865 to good effect. However, biographer Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Health T. S. Eliot
TSE took three months sick-leave from Lloyds Bank to recover from what is called a nervous collapse by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
and psychological troubles
Gordon, Lyndall. T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life. W. W. Norton.
by biographer Lyndall Gordon .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Gordon, Lyndall. T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life. W. W. Norton.
Literary responses Virginia Woolf
VW wrote to Ethel Smyth that the stories were diversions or treats I allowed myself when I had done my exercise in the conventional style.
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Editors Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne Trautmann, Hogarth Press.
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An Unwritten Novel, she said, showed her...
Literary responses Mary Wollstonecraft
Virginia Woolf celebrated Wollstonecraft's immortality in 1929; Marjorie Bowen wrote of her critically in 1937 yet entitled her work This Shining Woman. The future anthropologist Ruth Benedict , with her own career yet to...
Occupation Virginia Woolf
This college, founded in 1885, offered evening classes to working women and men. VW lectured and led discussions on English Literature, English History, and Composition until December 1907.
Bishop, Edward. A Virginia Woolf Chronology. Macmillan.
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Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus.
Her work there began...
Reception Emily Dickinson
Because of the extent to which ED 's concentrated and elusive verse, as well as her dissent from religious and social orthodoxies, seem to presage modernism, she has been considered the sole serious writer among...
Textual Features Virginia Woolf
Hermione Lee reads the story as an imagined meeting between the Stephen sisters of Bloomsbury and their alternative selves (as they would have been if their lives had remained in the track mapped out for...


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Gordon, Lyndall. Charlotte Brontë: A Passionate Life. Chatto and Windus, 1994.
Gordon, Lyndall. T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life. W. W. Norton, 1999.
Gordon, Lyndall. Virginia Woolf: A Writer’s Life. Norton, 1984.