Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)
Novelist, poet, and consummate gardener, Victoria Mary (Vita) Sackville-West
was born March 9, 1892, at
Heritage, George H. Doran (1919)
The Dragon in Shallow Waters, Collins (1921), Putnam (1922)
Challenge, George H. Doran (1923), reprinted,
Grey Wethers: A Romantic Novel, George H. Doran (1923)
The Edwardians, Doubleday, Doran (1930), reprinted Virago (1983)
All Passion Spent, Doubleday, Doran (1932), reprinted Hogarth Press (1965)
Family History, Doubleday, Doran (1932), reprinted Penguin (1987)
Devil at Westease: The Story as Related by Roger Liddiard, Doubleday (1947)
The Easter Party, Doubleday (1953), reprinted Greenwood Press (1972)
No Signposts in the Sea, Doubleday (1961), reprinted Penguin (1985)
The Heir: A Love Story, privately printed (1922)
The Heir: A Love Story (short story collection containing: "The Heir," "The Christmas Party," "Patience," "Her Son," and "The Parrot), George H. Doran (1922), reprinted Cedric Chivers (1973)
Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour and Other Stories (contains: "Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour," "The Death of Noble Godavary," "Gottfried Kuenstler," "The Poet," "Pomodoro," "Elizabeth Higginbottom," "Up Jenkins," and "An Unborn Visitant"), Doubleday, Doran (1932)
The Death of Noble Godavary and Gottfried Kuenstler, Benn (1932)
Chatterton, privately printed (1909)
Poems of West and East,
Orchard and Vineyard,
The Land, Heinemann, (1926), Doran & Coy (1927)
King's Daughter, Hogarth Press (1929), Doubleday (1930)
Invitation to Cast Out Care, illustrated by Graham Sutherland, Faber (1931)
Sissinghurst, Hogarth Press (1931), reprinted, National Trust (1972)
Collected Poems: Volume I, Hogarth Press (1933), Doubleday (1934)
Solitude: A Poem, Hogarth Press (1938), Doubleday (1939)
Selected Poems, Hogarth Press (1941)
The Garden, Doubleday (1946)
Aphra Benn: The Incomparable Astra, G. Howe (1927), Viking (1928), reprinted, Russell (1970)
Andrew Marvell, Faber (1929), reprinted, Folcroft (1969)
St. Joan of Arc, Doubleday (1936), reprinted, M. Joseph (1969)
Pepita, Doubleday (1937), reprinted, Hogarth Press (1970)
The Eagle and the Dove: A Study in Contrasts, St. Theresa of
Dearest Andrew: Letters from V. Sackville-West to Adnrew Reiber, 1951-1952. Edited by Nancy MacKnight, Scribner, 1979.
The Letters of Vita
Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf.
Jullian, Philippe. Violet Trefusis: a Biography, including correspondence with Vita Sackville-West. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.
Jullian, Philippe. The Other Woman: a Life of Violet Trefusis, including Previously Unpublished Correspondence with Vita Sackville-West. Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
Vita and Harold: The Letters of Vita
Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson,
Country Notes, M. Joseph (1939), Harper (1940), reprinted, Books for Libraries (1971)
Country Notes in Wartime, Hogarth Press (1940), Doubleday (1941), reprinted, Books for Libraries (1970)
In Your Garden, M. Joseph (1951), published as Vita Sackville-Wests Garden Book, edited by Philippa Nicolson, Atheneum (1968), published in England as V. Sackville-Wests Garden Book: A Collection Taken from In Your Garden, M. Joseph (1968), reprinted, Macmillan (1983)
In Your Garden Again, M. Joseph (1953)
More for Your Garden, M. Joseph (1955)
A Joy of Gardening: A Selection for Americans,
Even More for Your Garden, M. Joseph (1958)
The Illustrated Garden Book: A Naew Anthology, Robin Lane Fox, ed., Atheneum (1986)
The Land and the Garden, Viking (1989)
Some Flowers, Cobden-Sanderson (1937), reprinted, illustrated by Graham Rust, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (1993)
All Passion Spent (1931)
English Country Houses, Collins (1941)
Knole and the Sackvilles, George H. Doran (1922), revised edition, Benn (1950)
(Author of Introduction and Notes) The Diary of Lady Anne Clifford, Heinemann (1923), reprinted, Norwood Editions (1979)
Passenger to Teheran, Hogarth Press (1926), George H. Doran (1927), reprinted, Moyer Bell (1991)
Selected Writings, Palgrave (2002)
Twelve Days: An Account of a Journey Across the
(Translator) Rainer Marie Rilke, Duineser
Elegien: Elegies from the
Works About Vita Sackville West
Cross, Robert S. Vita Sackville-West: a Bibliography. Forward by Nigel Nicholson. Oak Knoll Press, 1999.
Brown, Jane. Vita's Other World: A Gardening Biography of V. Sackville-West, Viking, 1985.
Esau, Eric J. Metaphors for Life:
Knole, Sissinghurst, and Vita Sackville-West,
MacKnight, Nancy Margaret. Vita: A Portrait of V. Sackville-West,
Nicolson, Nigel. Portrait of a Marriage, Atheneum, 1973.
Scott-James, Anne. Sissinghurst: The Making of a Garden, M. Joseph, 1983.
Stevens, Michael. V. Sackville-West: A Critical Biography. Scribner's, 1967.
Trautmann, Joanne. The Jessamy Brides: The Friendship of
Virginia Woolf and V. Sackville-West.
Watson, Sarah Ruth. V. Sackville-West. Twayne, 1972.
Criticism and Interpretation
Raitt, Suzanne. Vita
Atkins, Eileen. Vita
Julian, Philippe. The Other Woman: A Life of Violet Trefusis, including previously unpublished correspondence with Vita Sackville-West. Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
Sproles, Karyn Z. Desiring Women: the Partnership of Virginia
Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.
Magazine and Journal Articles
Independent, February 26, 1927, p. 118
Outlook, February 13, 1929, p. 267
PMLA, March, 1955
Vogue, September 1, 1956
Book World, February 9, 1969, p.5
Newsweek, April 24, 1961
New York Times Book Review, April 16, 1961, p. 4
New Yorker, March 28, 1970, p. 125
Publishers Weekly, June 25, 1962
Time, June 8, 1962
Vogue, October 15, 1961
Economist, February 23, 1974, p. 116
Horticulture, July, 1977
Listener, February 28, 1974, p. 280
Newsweek, November 5, 1973
Observer, February 17, 1974, p. 32
Time, November 12, 1973
Vogue, November 1973
Horticulture, February, 1981, p. 8
Pomeroy, Elizabeth W. (1982).“Within Living Memory: Vita Sackville-West’s Poems of Land and Garden.” Twentieth Century Literature, fall, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p 269.
Ms., April, 1984, p. 27
Punch, June 1, 1983, p. 81
Blanch, Sophie. (2007). “The Contested Wills: Reclaiming the Daughter’s Inheritance in Vita Sackville-West’s the Edwardians.” Critical Survey. Vol. 19 Issue 1, p73-83.
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