deal in depth with Godden’s writings, it provides clear insight into an author whose life story was often as dramatic and complex as her plots.
Works by Rumer Godden
Black Narcissus. London: Peter Davies, 1939; Boston: Little, Brown, 1939.
The River. London: Michael Joseph, 1946; Boston: Little, Brown, 1946.
Kingfishers Catch Fire. London: Macmillan, 1953; New York: Viking, 1953.
An Episode of Sparrows. New York: Viking, 1955; London: Macmillan, 1956.
Prayers from the Ark, by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold. Trans. and preface by Rumer Godden. New York: Viking, 1962; London: Macmillan, 1963.
Two Under the Indian Sun, with Jon Godden. London: Macmillan, 1966; New York: Viking, 1966.
The Kitchen Madonna. London: Macmillan, 1967; New York: Viking, 1967.
In This House of Brede. London: Macmillan, 1969; New York: Viking, 1969.
Five for Sorrow; Ten for Joy. London: Macmillan, 1979; New York: Viking, 1979.
A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep. London: Macmillan, 1987; New York: William Morrow, 1987.
A House with Four Rooms. London: Macmillan, 1989; New York: William Morrow, 1989.
Works about Rumer Godden
Chisholm, Anne. Rumer Godden: A Storyteller’s Life. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1998.
Dukes, Thomas. “Evoking the Significance: The Autobiographies of Rumer Godden.” Women’s Studies 20 (1991): 15–35.
Hospital, Janette Turner. “Adventure Was What She Got.” New York Times Book Review 3 January 1988: 13.
Moss, Elaine. “Rumer Godden: Prince of Storytellers.” Signal Magazine 17 (May 1975): 55–60.
Prescott, Orville. In My Opinion: An Inquiry Into the Contemporary Novel. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1952.
Rosenthal, Lynne M. Rumer Godden Revisited. New York: Twayne, 1996.
Simpson, Hassell A. Rumer Godden. New York: Twayne, 1973.
Tindall, William York. “Rumer Godden, Public Symbolist.” English Journal 41 (March 1952): 115–21.
Ward, Patricia H. “Rumer Godden.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 161: British Children’s Writers Since 1960. Ed. Caroline C. Hunt. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1996. 171–80.
MARY R. REICHARDT