Other literary forms
Dorothy Richardson’s literary reputation rests on the single long novel Pilgrimage. She referred to the parts published under separate titles as “chapters,” and they were the primary focus of her energy throughout her creative life. The first appeared in 1915; the last—unfinished and unrevised—was printed ten years after her death. Before 1915, she wrote some essays and reviews for obscure periodicals edited by friends and also two books growing out of her interest in the Quakers. She contributed descriptive sketches on Sussex life to the Saturday Review between 1908 and 1914. During the years writing Pilgrimage, Richardson did an enormous amount of miscellaneous writing to earn money—columns and essays in the Dental Record (1912-1922), film criticism and translations as well as articles on various subjects for periodicals including Vanity Fair, Adelphi, Little Review, and Fortnightly Review. She also wrote a few short stories, chiefly during the 1940’s. None of this material has been collected. A detailed bibliography is included in Dorothy Richardson: A Biography by Gloria G. Fromm (1977).