Literary Biography

1. Ackroyd, Peter: Blake London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995 1st. edn. 399 pp. Numerous cold. and b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 2491)

2. Ackroyd, Peter.: T. S. Eliot. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984. 1st. edn. 400pp.Many b/w photos. D/w very slightly creased on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5114)

3. Allen, Paul.: Alan Ayckbourn: grinning at the edge. London: Methuen, 2001. 1st. edn. x, 337pp. B/w photos. D/w very slightly creased at spine head and tail otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 4078)

4. Barber, Michael.: The Captain: the life and times of Simon Raven London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1996. 1st. edn. vi,250pp. B/w photos. D/w a little creased along top edge and very slightly faded on spine otherwise a avery good copy. (Book ref 7020)

5. Barker. Juliet: Wordsworth: a life London: Viking, 2000 1st. edn. xviii, 971 pp. B/w illus., maps. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 2195)

6. Beauclerk, Charles.: Shakespearre’s Lost Kingdom: The true history of Shakespeare and Elizabeth. New York: Grove Press, 2010. 1st. edn. xviii,430pp. Cold. illus. D/w with a tiny tear at spine head otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Book ref 5830)

7. Benkovitz, Miriam J.: Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977. 1st. edn. xiii(3)332pp. B/w photos. An ALS from the author dated 28th February, 1977 laid in. D/w slightly faded on front panel and rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Book ref 4692)

8. Bernstein, Burton.: Thurber: a biography. London: Victor Gollancz, 1975. 1st. UK edn. xii, 532pp. Numerous b/w phtos. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 4567)

9. Brod, Max.: The Biography of Franz Kafka. London: Secker & Warburg, 1948. Reprint. 183pp. Translated from the German by G. Humphreys Roberts. Some foxing to epp. D/w a little rubbed on corners and edges with some fairly minor loss at spine head., otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 7262)

10. Carroll, E. Jean.: Hunter: the strange and savage life of Hunter S. Thompson. New York: Dutton, 1993. 1st. edn. viii,341pp. Many b/w photos. Black ink line across bottom edge of text block. D/w, a very clean, bright copy. (Book ref 6575)

11. Cash, Arthur H.: Laurence Sterne London: Methuen & Co., 1975-86 1st. edn. Two vols. The Early and Middle Years, xxvi(iv) 333pp, The Later years, xxiv, 390 pp. Two cold. frontis. and numerous b/w illus. D/w’s just showing a little shelf wear otherwise a clean, bright set, (Book ref 2869)

12. Chaney, Lisa.: Hide-and-Seek With Angels: a life of J. M. Barrie. London: Hutchinson, 2005. 1st. edn. (14)402pp. Many b/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 3432)

13. Coakley, Davis.: Oscar Wilde: the importance of being Irish. Dublin: Town House, 1994. 1st. edn. x, 246pp. Many b/w illus. D/w a little rubbed on bottom corner of front panel otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Book ref 4926)

14. Cohen, Joseph.: Journey to the Trenches: the life of Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918. London: Robsob Books, 1975. 1st. UK edn. xvi, 224pp. B/w illus. Boards slightly bumped on corners and d/w slightly faded on spine and rubbed on edges. Overall, a very good copy (Book ref 3556)

15. Cohen, Morton N.: Lewis Carroll: a biography. London: Macmillan, 1995. 1st. UK edn. xxiv, 577pp. Numerous b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 5172)

16. Colette: My Apprenticeships and Music-Hall Sidelights. London: Secker & Warburg, 1957. 1st UK edn. (6)260pp. A volume in the Uniform Edition of the Works of Colette. D/w somewhat faded on the spine and very slightly rubbed on top cprners otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Book ref 7270)

17. Collins, Irene.: Jane Austen: the parson’s daughter. London: The Hambledon Press, 1998. 1st. edn. xxii,282pp. B/w illus. D/w faded on spine otjherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Book ref 5824)

18. Conradi, Peter J.: Iris Murdoch: a life. London: HarperCollins, 2001. 1st. edn. xl, 706pp. Numerous b/w photos. Various passages “edited” by pencil marks in margins otherwise a fine copy in d/w. (Book ref 3582)

19. Coote, Stephen.: John Keats: a life. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. 1st. edn. xii, 356pp. B/w illus. D/w showing just a little shelf wear, a very good copy. (Book ref 4591)

20. Curtis, J. A. E.: Manuscripts Don’t Burn: Mikhail Bulgakov, a life in letters and diaries. London: Bloomsbury, 1991. 1st. edn. xiv, 306pp. B/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 4202)

21. Dahl, Roald.: Going Solo. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. 1st. edn. 208pp. B/w illus., map. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 4949)

22. Dimbleby, Josceline.: A Profound Secret: Mary Gaskell, her daughter and Edward Burne-Jones. London: Doubleday, 2004. 1st. edn. xxiv,344pp. Cold. and b/w illus. Inscribed by the author. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 6139)

23. Drew, bettina.: Nelson Algren: a life on the wild side. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1990. 1st. UK edn. 416pp. B/w photos. D/w rather rubbed on edges and corners and very slightly faded on spine otherwise, a very good copy. (Book ref 5527)

24. Forster, Margaret.: Daphne du Maurier. London: Chatto & Windus, 1993. 1st. edn. xviii,455pp. B/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 5559)

25. Fowles, John: Wormholes: essays and occasional writings London: Jonathan Cape, 1998 1st. edn. xxv, 405 pp. Edited and with an introduction by Jan Relf. D/w slightly creased and rubbed on edges, a very good copy. (Book ref 1867)

26. Frank, Joseph.: Dostoevsky: the seeds of revolt 1821-1849. London: Robson Books, 1977. 1st. UK edn. xiv, 401pp. 15 b/w illus. D/w faded on spine and showing some light rubbing on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 5463)

27. Fraser, Rebecca: Charlotte Bronte London: Methuen, 1988 1st. edn. xii, 543 pp. B/w illus. Neat gift inscription to ffep. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 2175)

28. Gilmour, David.: The Last Leopard: a life of Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988. 1st. US edn. (14)223pp. B/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 5516)

29. Gittings, Robert.: Young Thomas Hardy. London: Heinemann, 1975. 1st. edn. xii,259pp. B/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 5562)

30. Glendinning, Victoria.: Jonathan Swift. London: Hutchinson, 1998. 1st. edn. xii, 324pp. B/w illus. Signed by the author to title page and a small, neat gift inscription to reverse of half-title. Price-clipped d/w just a trifle rubbed on edges. A very good copy. (Book ref 3436)

31. Goytisolo, Juan.: The Memoirs of Juan Goytisolo. London: Quartet Books, 1989-90. 1st. UK edn. Two vols. “Forbidden Territory” 1931-1956 and “realms of Strife” 1957-1982. (4)235 and (4)261pp. D/w’s a trifle dust marked otherwise a fine set. (Book ref 3768)

32. Hamilton, Ian: In Search of J. D. Salinger London: Heinemann, 1988 1st. edn. 222 pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 2199)

33. Hamilton, Ian.: Robert Lowell: a biography. London: Faber & Faber, 1983. 1st. UK edn. xiv, 527pp. B/w photos. D/w very slightly dust marked otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 4736)

34. Hardyment, Christina.: Malory: the knight who became King Arthur’s chronicler. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. 1st. US edn. xx,634pp. Cold. and b/w illus., maps. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 5850)

35. Harman, Claire.: Jane’s Fame: how Jane austen conquered the World. Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2009. 1st. edn. x, 342pp. Cold. and b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 3431)

36. Hastings, Selina: Evelyn Waugh: a biography London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994 1st. edn. xii, 724 pp. Numerous b/w photos. D/w just showing some shelf wear otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 2123)

37. Hiney, Tom.: Raymond Chandler: a biography. London: Chatto & Windus, 1997. 1st. edn. x,310pp. B/w photos. Binding slightly cocked. D/w faded on spine and slightly creased on top edge otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5566)

38. Hingley, Ronald.: A New Life of Chekhov. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. 1st. edn. xx, 358pp. 22 b/w photos., four text figures.Gift inscription to ffep. D/w a trifle rubbed on edges with two tiny nicks. Avery good copy. (Book ref 3445)

39. Holloway, Mark: Norman Douglas: a biography London: Secker & Warburg, 1976 1st. edn. xvii(iii), 519 pp. Numerous b/w photos. Ownership initials and date to ffep. Price-clipped d/w slightly faded, particularly on spine, and very slightly creased on edges. A very good copy. (Book ref 2868)

40. Honan, Park.: Jane Austen: her life. London: Max Press, 2007. 1st. edn. (10)54pp. B/w illus. Binding very slightly cocked and d/w a trifle rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5568)

41. Kaplan, Justin.: Walt Whitman: a life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 1st. edn. 432pp. Many b/w illus. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 5173)

42. Kaplan, Louise J.: The Family Romance of the Impostor-Poet Thomas Chatterton. New York: Atheneum, 1987. 1st. edn. xv(3)302pp. B/w illus. D/w just showing some shelf wear. A very good copy. (Book ref 3704)

43. Kjetsaa, Geir.: Fyodor Dostoyevsky: a writer’s life. London: Macmillan, 1988. 1st. UK edn. (8)437pp. B/w illus. D/w slightly tanned otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5825)

44. Krissdottir, Morine: Descents of Memory: the life of John Cowper Powys New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2007 1st. edn. 480 pp. B/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 2224)

45. Labedz, Leopold (ed.): Solzhenitsyn: a documantary record. London: Allen Lane, 1970. 1st. edn. xvi,182pp. Introduction by the editor. D/w a trifle dust marked otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 5556)

46. Larkin, Philip.: Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940 -1985. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1993. 1st. US edn. xxxvi, 791pp. 37 b/w photos. Edited by Anthony Thwaite. D/w somewhat faded and rubbed and creased on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Book ref 4076)

47. Le Faye, Deirdre.: Jane Austen: a family record. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 2nd. edn. xxx,377pp. Pictorial card covers slightly creased at top corner of back panel and showing a little general sjlf waer otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5791)

48. Lee, Hermione.: Virginia Woolf. London: Chatto & Windus, 1996. 1st. edn. xiv, 892pp. Many b/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on top edge otherwise a very good copy. (Book ref 5126)

49. Lycett, Andrew.: Ian Fleming. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995. 1st5. edn. x,486pp. B/w photos. D/ w a trifle dust marked otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 7033)

50. Masters, Brian.: The Life of E. F. Benson. London: Chattor & Windus, 1991. 1st. edn. x,324pp. B/w photos. All pp lightly tanned. Binding slightly cocked and d/w slightly faded on spine and rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5567)

51. Maurois, Andre.: Ariel: a Shelley romance Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1935. 1st. P/B edn. 252pp. Penguin no.1. Lacks half-title. All pp slightly tanned. D/w chipped nd worn on edges with some fairly minor loss at spine head. (Book ref 5064)

52. Max, D. T.: Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: a life of David Foster Wallace. London: Granta Books, 2012. 1st. UK ewdn. xiv,352pp. D/w a little dust marked otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 7165)

53. McKillop, A. B.: The Spinster and the Prophet: a tale of H. G. Wells, plagiarism and the history of the world. London: Aurum Press, 2000. 1st. UK edn. xvi,477pp. B/w photos. Gift inscription. D/w, a very clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5564)

54. Meyers, Jeffrey.: Scott Fitzgerald: a biography. London: Macmillan, 1994. 1st. UK edn. xvi, 400pp. Many b/w photos. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 5174)

55. Moore, Doris Langley.: Lord Byron Accounts Rendered. London: John Murray, 1974. 1st. edn. x, 511 pp. 15 b/w illus. Price-clipped d/w very slightly rubbed on extremities otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Book ref 6117)

56. Morrison, Robert.: The English Opium Eater: a biography of Thomas De Quincey. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009. 1st. edn. xviii, 462pp. B/w illus. D/w with one tiny tear in top edge of front panel otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 3438)

57. Mortimer, Penelope.: About Time Too: 1940-1978. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993. 1st. edn. (12)219pp. B/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 5570)

58. Murry, John Middleton:: Jonathan Swift. London, Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st. edn. 508 pp. Portrait frontis. D/w chipped and rubbed on extremities and with minor loss to spine. An excellent critical biography (Book ref 6116)

59. Nokes, David.: Jane Austen. London: Fourth Estate, 1997. 1st. edn. xiv,578pp.b/w illus. D/w very slightly faded on spine a creaseed at spine head otherwise a very good copy. (Book ref 5826)

60. Nokes, David.: Jonathan Swift, a Hypocite Reversed: a critical biography. Oxford: Oford University Press, 1985. 1st. edn. xix, 427pp. Eight b/w illus. gift inscription to ffep verso. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 6482)

61. Orel, Harold (ed.).: Thomas Hardy’s Personal Writings: prefaces, literary opinions, reminiscences. London: Macmillan, 1967. 1st. UK edn. 295pp. D/w slightly faded on spine and rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5561)

62. Palmer, Alan & Veronica.: Who’s Who in Bloomsbury. Brighton: The Harvester Press, 1987. 1st. edn. xii,215pp. Ownership address label to ffep. D/w a little dust marked and slightly creased on edges with a small ncik at spine tail. A very good copy. (Book ref 6303)

63. Parini, Jay.: John Steinbeck: a biography. London: William Heinemann, 1994. 1st. UK edn. 614pp. 24 b/w photos. All pp lightly tanned particularly on edges. D/w, a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 7032)

64. Pasternak, Evgeny:: Boris Pasternak: the tragic years 1930-60. London, Collins Harvill, 1990. 1st. edn. xii, 278 pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 6113)

65. Pawel, Ernst.: The Nightmare of Reason: a life of Franz Kafka. London: Harvill Press, 1984. 1st. UK edn. xiv,466pp. B/w photos. D/w a little rubbed on edges and corners. A very good copy. (Book ref 5821)

66. Pearce, Joseph: Wisdom and Innocence: a life of G. K. Chesterton London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996 1st. edn. xiv, 522 pp. Cartoon frontis. by Max Beerbohm, b/w illus. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 2119)

67. Powys, John Cowper.: Autobiography. London: Macdonald, 1967. New edn. xxiv, 672pp plus 7pp publisher’s list. Introduction by J. B. Priestley. D/w slightly spotted and with several tiny tears otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5113)

68. Prideaux, Sue.: Strindberg: a life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. 1st. edn. xii, 371pp. Numerous cold. and b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 4981)

69. Redinger, Ruby V.: George Eliot: the emergent self. London: The Bodley Head, 1976. 1st. UK edn. xii, 515, xxvpp. Gift inscription to ffep. D/w very slightly faded on spine with some very light fraying to spine head otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5094)

70. Rose, Phyllis.: Woman of Letters: a life of Virginia Woolf. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978. 1st. edn. xxi, 298pp. B/w photos. Neat gift inscription to ffep. D/w dust marked and very slightly faded on spine otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Book ref 4739)

71. Schoenbaum, S.: Shakespeare’s Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. New edn. xx,612pp. B/w illus. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5823)

72. Scott, W. S. (ed.).: New Shelley Letters. London: The Bodley Head, 1948. New edn. 168pp. B/w illus. D/w rubbed and worn with several closed tears and minor loss to both panels and spine head and tail.Clean and sound internally. (Book ref 7258)

73. Seymour-Smith, Martin.: Rudyard Kipling. London: Queen Anne Press, 1989. 1st. edn. (10), 373pp. B/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 4945)

74. Sisman, Adam.: John le Carre: the biography. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. 2nd. impression. xx,652pp. Numerous b/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 5563)

75. Stannard, Martin.: Evelyn Waugh: the early years 1903-1939. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1986. 1st. edn. xiv,537pp. B/w photos. D/w fdaded on spine and slightly rubbeds on edges and corners otherwise a very good copy. (Book ref 6649)

76. Stannard, Martin.: Muriel Spark: the biography. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009. 1st. edn. xxvi, 627pp. Numerous b/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Book ref 3898)

77. Taylor, D. J.: Thackeray. London: Chattoe & Windus, 1999. 1st. edn. xvi,494pp. B/w illus. D/w slightly bumped on corners otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5565)

78. Thwaite, Anthony (ed.).: Selected Letters of Philip Larkin, 1940-1985. London: Faber & Faber, 1992. 1st. edn. xxxvi, 791pp. B/w photos. D/w faded on spine and lightly rubbed on edges and front panel otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Book ref 3557)

79. Tomalin, Claire.: Katherine Mansfield, a Secret Life. London: Penguin Books, 1988. 1st. P/B edn. (8)292pp plus 4pp publisher’s list. B/w illus. Inscribed by the author on title page. All pp lightly tanned. Pictorial card covers just a little rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5341)

80. Tucker, George Holbert.: Jane Austen the Woman: some biographical insights. London: Robert Hale, 1994. 1st. UK edn. xx, 268pp. One b/w illus. D/w, a very clean, sound copy. (Book ref 5783)

81. Uglow, Jenny.: Elizabeth Gaskell: a habit of stories. London: Faber & Faber, 1993. 2nd. impression. xiv, 690pp. B/w illus. All pp lightly tanned. D/w very slightly creased at spine head and tail otherwise a fine copy (Book ref 3439)

82. Waddington, Patrick.: Turgenev and England. New York: New York University Press, 1981. 1st. edn. x, 382pp. B/w illus. D/w slightly creased at spine head otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 5171)

83. West, Anthony.: H. G. Wells: aspects of a life. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1984. 1st. edn. (8)405pp. Many b/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref 4568)

84. Williams, Tennessee: Memoirs Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1975 1st. edn. xix, 264 pp. Numerous b/w photos. D/w slightly faded on spine with very slightly frayed at spine head. A very good copy. (Book ref 4647)