Two new titles related to the Bloomsbury Group will be available next year from Pickering & Chatto Publishers of London.
- A three-volume set of The Journals and Diaries of E M Forster, edited by Philip Gardner. The collection includes diaries, travel journals and itineraries from 1895-1970. All the diaries and journals are previously unpublished. The set will be published in February 2011 at a price of £275/$495.
- The Unpublished Works of Lytton Strachey, edited by Todd Avery. The volume collects Strachey’s previously unpublished essays, stories and dialogues for the first time. It includes all 15 discussion society papers from his years at Cambridge University. Scheduled for publication in June 2011, the price of the volume is £100/$180.
From a women’s studies perspective, I find some additional upcoming titles interesting:
- Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, Part I
- Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, Part II
- Memoirs of Scandalous Women
- The Life of Madame Necker: Sin, Redemption and the Parisian Salon
- New Woman Fiction 1881-1899, Part III
Because I am interested in war from both an historical and a literary angle, I also took note of British Literature of World War I, a five-volume set that Pickering will publish next February. It includes newly edited novels, stories and dramas from 1914-1919.
Significantly, it focuses on writers — including women and those from the working class — who are often overlooked in literature from the period. Cecil Woolf Publisher‘s War Poets Series covers the poetry of the era.
All of these books are so pricey that I won’t be able to purchase them. But I do hope they come to an academic library near me soon.