Elizabeth von Arnim

The Complete Works of Elizabeth von Arnim [project]

There is something so comforting about reading the works of Elizabeth von Arnim (Marie Annette Beauchamp). I have read 3 of her works in the past 3 years, and hope to add many more to the list

[I] denotes owned
[B] denotes read

  • Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898)
  • The Solitary Summer (1899)
  • April Baby’s Book of Tunes (1900) (Illustrated by Kate Greenaway)
  • The Benefactress (1901)
  • The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen (1904)
  • Princess Priscilla’s Fortnight (1905)
  • Fräulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther (1907)
  • The Caravaners (1909)
  • The Pastor’s Wife (1914)
  • Christine (1917) (written under the pseudonym Alice Cholmondeley)
  • Christopher and Columbus (1919)
  • In the Mountains (1920)
  • Vera (1921)
  • The Enchanted April (1922)
  • Love (1925)
  • Introduction to Sally (1926)
  • Expiation (1929)
  • Father (1931)
  • The Jasmine Farm (1934)
  • All the Dogs of My Life (autobiography, 1936)
  • Mr. Skeffington (1940)

2 thoughts on “Elizabeth von Arnim

  1. Jack

    I have read 13 of her books in the last year. Have 4 more on order, but am having difficulty finding Expiation, and Father at a reasonable price; however will keep trying. I just can’t get enough of her: she who writes so beautifully, that I will soon be forced into rereading since I’m running out of works. She is one of those authors who is even better on a reread so I’m looking forward to it. Would love to see her go into publication again. Maybe a boxed set? Maybe more hours in the day to read?
    ps loved Half of a Yellow Sun, and Night Circus; two others on your page.

    1. Iris Post author

      Thank you so much for your comment! 13 books by von Arnim in the past year? And here I thought I was doing well by reading three of her titles in 2012. I’m sorry I cannot help you find those titles. Since I am not located in the UK I rely on internet stores (or girlebooks.com) for all titles by Von Arnim. And yes, I would definitely like a box set! That would be wonderful! One day, maybe? I know there are quite a few other bloggers who enjoy her work as well.
      I’m currently reading Half of a Yellow Sun, and it is so beautifully written! I am emotionally preparing myself for what I am sure are going to be some heartwrenching moments in the narrative. I have yet to start reading The Night Circus, it has long been on my TBR list though, and I am happy to hear you enjoyed it🙂


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