Virginia Woolf’s Nose: Essays on Biography, Lee, Hermione

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Virginia Woolf’s Nose: Essays on Biography, Lee, Hermione. Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton/Oxford, 2005. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., Grey cloth with copper spine titles. 141pp. with index. In mint, unread condition in fine, unclipped jacket. Virginia Woolf’s Nose presents a variety of case-studies, in which literary biographers are faced with gaps and absences, unprovable stories and ambiguities surrounding their subjects. By looking at stories about Percy Bysshe Shelley’s shriveled, burnt heart found pressed between the pages of a book, Jane Austen’s fainting spell, Samuel Pepys’s lobsters, and the varied versions of Virginia Woolf’s life and death, preeminent biographer Hermione Lee considers how biographers deal with and often utilize these missing body parts, myths, and contested data to “fill in the gaps” of a life story.       3774      $25