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CollectionsYour library (1,375), Virago Modern Classics (625), VMC Designer Collection (13), Virago Press (40), Virago Travellers (20), Virago Classics Non-Fiction (17), Virago Pioneers (1), Dial Press (40), Persephone Books (28), Vintage Classics (2), NYRB Classics (3), All collections (1,376)


TagsVirago Modern Classics (569), Fiction - Women (254), British (177), Literary Fiction - Women (51), Dial Press (40), Persephone Books (24), Fiction (24), Virago Travellers (22), Biography - Literary Women (18), French (18) — see all tags

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Recommendations5 recommendations

About me" of those long, romantic novels, six hundred and fifty pages of small print, translated from French or German or Hungarian or something -- because few of the English ones have the exact feeling I mean. And you read one page of it or even one phrase of it, and then you gobble up all the rest and go about in a dream for weeks afterwards, for months afterwards -- perhaps all your life, who knows? -- surrounded by those six hundred and fifty pages, the houses, the streets, the snow, the river, the roses, the girls, the sun, the ladies' dresses and the gentlemen's voices, the old, wicked, hard-hearted women and the old, sad women, the waltz music -- everything. What is not there you put in afterwards, for it is alive, this book, and it grows in your head. 'The house I was living in when I read that book,' you think, or 'This colour reminds me of that book.'"

Jean Rhys, "Til September Petronella"

About my librarySometimes, while she was asleep, she read books in distant libraries.
- The Hummingbird's Daughter
Luis Alberto Urrea

GroupsBloomsbury Group and their friends, Persephone Readers, The Red Room, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsGil Adamson, Anna Akhmatova, Elizabeth von Arnim, Simone de Beauvoir, Marie-Claire Blais, Lesley Blanch, Elizabeth Bowen, Jane Bowles, Charlotte Brontë, Pearl S. Buck, A. S. Byatt, Robertson Davies, Isak Dinesen, Anthony Doerr, Margaret Drabble, Penelope Fitzgerald, Louise Fitzhugh, E. M. Forster, Essie Fox, Miles Franklin, Janice Galloway, Jane Gardam, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stella Gibbons, Victoria Glendinning, Rumer Godden, Helene Hanff, Thomas Hardy, Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Alice Hoffman, Ursula Holden, Winifred Holtby, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Henry James, Jane Johnson, Gail Jones, M. M. Kaye, Penelope Lively, Mina Loy, Rose Macaulay, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Olivia Manning, Katherine Mansfield, Jan Marsh, George R. R. Martin, Carole Maso, Daphne du Maurier, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joni Mitchell, Nancy Mitford, Kate Morton, Iris Murdoch, Audrey Niffenegger, Anaïs Nin, Stef Penney, Sylvia Plath, Barbara Pym, Jean Rhys, Christina Rossetti, Vita Sackville-West, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, William Shakespeare, Kamila Shamsie, Elaine Showalter, Dodie Smith, Muriel Spark, May Swenson, Elizabeth Taylor, Violet Trefusis, Rose Tremain, Marina Tsvetaeva, Jane Urquhart, Abraham Verghese, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Mary Webb, Mary Wesley, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Antonia White, Tennessee Williams, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAardvark Books, Abandoned Planet Bookstore, Athenaeum Boekhandel, Black Oak Books - Berkeley, Black Oak Books - San Francisco, Book Passage, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Bruised Apple Books and Music, Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Green Apple Books, Half Price Books - Berkeley, Half Price Books - Flagship, Hatchards, International Center of Photography - Museum Store, Kepler's Books, Modern Times Bookstore, Moe's Books, Paperbacks Plus, Pendragon Books, Penn Books, Persephone Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Rizzoli Bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. Books, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Strand Bookstore, Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), The Book Collector, The Drama Book Shop, Three Lives & Company, Time Tested Books, University Press Books, Waterstone's Amsterdam, Waterstone's London (Piccadilly)

Favorite librariesDallas Public Library - J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, San Francisco Public Library, The Morgan Library & Museum

Other favoritesThe Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics

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