It would be hard to think of anyone better to provide a crisp contribution to OUP's Very Short Introductions. (Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian
A sophisticated overview for the general reader. (Andrew Lycett, Literary Review
Enjoyable book on the subject. (Henry Power, TLS
About the Author
Hermoine Lee is a well-known literary biographer, author of critical studies of Elizabeth Bowen, Willa Cather, and Philip Roth. She has also written major biographies of Virginia Woolf
(1996), and Edith Wharton
(2007), a selection of which was published by Princeton University Press as Virginia Woolf's Nose
(2005). From 1998 to 2008 she was the Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature and a Fellow of New College at the University of Oxford. She is now President of Wolfson College.