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Biographies on H.P. Blavatsky

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Bechhofer-Robert, C.E. The Mysterious Madame:  A Life of Madame Blavatsky.  With a Portrait Frontispiece.  London:  John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1931.  241 pp.  America edition:  The Mysterious Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky:  The Life & Work of the Founder of the Theosophical Movement, with a Note on her Successor Annie Besant.  New York:   Brewer and Warren, Inc., 1931.  332 pp.

Bosman, Leonard and Orchard, Anita.  H.P. Blavatsky, the Light-Bringer:  A Biography with an Astrological Interpretation.  London:   The Dharma Press, [1931].  144 pp. 

Butt, G. Baseden. Madame Blavatsky.  London:   Rider & Co., 1925.  xi + 269 pp.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:   David McKay and Col, 1926.  xi + 269 pp. 

Caldwell, Daniel H.  The Occult World of Madame Blavatsky:   Reminiscences and Impressions by Those Who Knew Her.  Compiled and Edited by Daniel H. Caldwell.  Tucson, Arizona:  Impossible Dream Publications, 1991.   336 pp.  2nd revised and expanded edition. The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky:  Insights into the Life of a Modern Sphinx.   Collected by Daniel H. Caldwell.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Quest Books/Theosophical Publishing House, 2000.  xii + 451 pp. 44 photographs and drawings.

Cleather, Alice Leighton.  H.P. Blavatsky, Her Life and Work for Humanity.  With an Addendum by Basil Crump.  Calcutta:  Thacker, Spink & Co., 1922.  vi + 124 pp.

Cranston, Sylvia.  HPB:  The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky, Founder of the Modern Theosophical Movement. New York:  G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1993.  xxiii + 648 pp.  Third and revised edition:  Santa Barbara, California:  Path Publishing House, 1998.  xxiii + 660 pp.

Fuller, Jean Overton.  Blavatsky and Her Teachers:  An Investigative Biography.  London and the Hague:  East-West Publications / London:  Theosophical Publishing House, Ltd.1988.  270 pp.

Kingsland, William.  The Real H.P. Blavatsky:  A Study in Theosophy, and a Memoir of a Great Soul.  London:  John M. Watkins, 1928.  xiv + 322 pp.  Reprint.  London:  Theosophical Publishing House, 1985.  xiv + 322 pp.

Leonard, Maurice.  Madame Blavatsky . . . Medium, Mystic and Magician.  London and New York:  Regency Press, 1976.  115 pp.

Lillie, Arthur H.  Madame Blavatsky and Her "Theosophy":  A Study.  London:  Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1895.  xi + 228 pp.

Meade, Marion.  Madame Blavatsky:  The Woman Behind the Myth.  New York:  G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1980.  528 pp.

Murphet, Howard.  When Daylight Comes:  A Biography of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Theosophical Publishing House, 1975, 1988.  xxxi + 277 pp.

Neff, Mary K.  Personal Memoirs of H.P. Blavatsky.   Compiled by Mary K. Neff.  With 12 Illustrations.  New York:  E.P. Dutton & Company, 1937;  London:  Rider & Co., 1937.  323 pp.   Quest Books reprint:  Wheaton, Illinois:  Theosophical Publishing House, 1967.  323 pp.

Ryan, Charles J. H.P. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement:   A Brief Historical Sketch.  Point Loma, California:  Theosophical University Press, 1937.  xxi + 369 pp.  Second edition:  San Diego, California:  Point Loma Publications, Inc., 1975.  xxii + 441 pp.  Second and revised edition:  Edited by Grace F. Knoche.  Pasadena, California:   Theosophical University Press, 1975.  xviii + 358 pp.

Sinnett, A.P.  Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky.   Compiled from Information supplied by her Relatives and Friends and edited by A.P. Sinnett.  With a portrait reproduced from an original painting by Hermann Schmiechen.   London:  George Redway; New York:  J.W. Bouton, 1886.  xii + 324 pp.   Facsimile reprint.  New York:  Arno Press, 1976.  xii + 324 pp.   2nd edition (abridged).  London:  Theosophical Publishing Society, 1913.   236 pp.

Symonds, John.  Madame Blavatsky:  Medium and Magician. London:  Odhams Press Limited, 1959.  254 pp.  American edition:  The Lady with the Magic Eyes:  Madame Blavatsky - Medium and Magician.  New York:  Thomas Yoseloff Publisher, 1960.  254 pp.  Paperback edition:  In the Astral Light:  The Life of Madame Blavatsky - Medium and Magician.   London:  Panther Books, 1969.  207 pp.

Whyte, Herbert.  H.P. Blavatsky:  An Outline of Her Life.   With a Preface by C.W. Leadbeater.  London:  Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., 1909.  60 pp.  Second edition.  Adyar, Madras, India:  The Theosophical Publishing House, 1920.  xiii + 39 pp.

Williams, Gertrude Marvin.  Priestess of the Occult:   Madame Blavatsky.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.  x + 345 + ix pp.  Paperback reprint:  Madame Blavatsky:  Priestess of the Occult. New York: Lancer Books, 1970.  384 pp.

See also Biographies on H.P. Blavatsky: Listed by date of first publication.