The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, Sackville-West, Vita, Woolf, Virginia, DeSalvo, Louise A., Leaska, Mitchell A. Published by Quill/William Morrow, New York, 1985. First Soft-cover edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 448pp. with index and photo section. Light wear to card covers and otherwise, in fine condition without marks, tears or folds.
A collection of Vita Sackville-West’s letters to Virginia Woolf, assembled with extracts from Woolf’s replies and a linking narrative documenting their friendship from 1922 until Virginia’s suicide in 1941.
Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), was a prolific fiction writer, biographer, prize-winning poet, journalist and garden designer. She was married to diplomat and noted diarist, Harold Nicolson. Their successful marriage which allowed for affairs with same-sex partners was later documented in their son Nigel’s book, Portrait of a Marriage (1973). Vita and Virginia Woolf had a singular intense and deep relationship over many years. Woolf’s fantasy-biography Orlando is based on Vita’s life and work. 3891 $30