Monographs for Purchase

In recent years several new and groundbreaking scholarly monographs have been published on Elizabeth von Arnim. The following books are available from the publisher or at varying prices from large online retailers. Most are available as hard copies and e-books.


Jennifer Walker, Elizabeth of the German Garden. A Literary Journey (Book Guild, 2013)

  • The latest and now authoritative biography on von Arnim
  • An in-depth reassessment of her works
  • Includes new material and chapters on music, Katherine Mansfield, E.M. Forster, H.G. Wells and others
  • Buy here through the online shop of the Katherine Mansfield Society.


Isobel Maddison, Beyond the German Garden (Routledge, 2013).

  • The most comprehensive analysis of von Arnim’s works to date, including chapters on the reception and adaptation of her novels
  • An excellent scholarly introduction to her works
  • Includes the Finding Aid to von Arnim’s papers at the Huntington Library.
  • Buy directly from the publisher here.


Erica Brown, Comedy and the Feminine Middlebrow Novel: Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor (Routledge, 2015)

  • A groundbreaking study of von Arnim’s comedy and sense of humour
  • Includes a comprehensive analysis of von Arnim’s works in the context of the middlebrow
  • Buy directly from the publisher here.


Juliane Römhild, Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2014)

  • in-depth study on von Arnim’s sense of being a woman writer
  • includes new material on All the Dogs of My Life and some unpublished material.
  • Buy directly from the publisher here.