Biographies Of Mary Ward
- Jones, Enid Huws. Mrs. Humphry Ward. New York: St. Martin's, 1973.
The briefest of the biographies. Concentrates on Ward's social work.
- Sutherland, John. Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian. New York: Oxford UP, 1990.
The most thorough of the biographies, particularly strong on Ward's publishing history. Provides information, particularly about the Ward's financial difficulties and Arnold Ward's misbehaviors, that Trevelyan withheld.
- Trevelyan, Janet Penrose. The Life of Mrs. Humphry Ward. New York: Dodd, 1923.
Written by Ward's daughter, this is the first biography and should not be missed.
- Ward, Mrs. Humphry. A Writer's Recollections. London: Collins, 1919. New York: Harper, 1918.
Ward's autobiography is alternately fascinating and frustrating. Short on personal details, especially about her adult life, it is more about the people and places she knew than about herself. The few personal tidbits that emerge are worth digging for, and even without them, the book is an important portrait of an era.