Published by Blavatsky Study Center.  Online Edition Copyright 2007.

Major Introductions
to H.P. Blavatsky's

Life and Work

When Daylight Comes:  Biography of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  by Howard Murphet. (Not available online)Purchase this book from Quest Books.

•  H. P. B.: The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky by Sylvia Cranston.  (Not available online). Purchase this book  from TUP.

•  The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky compiled and edited by Daniel H. Caldwell.  (TPH abridged online edition). The story of HPB in the words of more than seventy contemporaries who knew her.   Purchase the unabridged edition of this book from

  H. P. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement by Charles J. Ryan.  (TUP online edition).   Contains a biographical account of H.P.B.'s eventful life as well as a history of the early days of Theosophy.   Purchase this book from TUP.

Theosophy:  A Modern Revival of Ancient Wisdom by Alvin Boyd Kuhn.  (Online edition).   A valuable study covering HPB's life as well as the teachings in Isis Unveiled, The Mahatma Letters and The Secret DoctrinePurchase this book from 

•  H.P. Blavatsky - The Light Bringer by Geoffrey A. Barborka.  (CTA online edition)

•  Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  by Vera Petrovna de Zhelihovsky.  (BSC online edition).  44-page biographical sketch of H.P.B. by her sister.

•  Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to Her Family in Russia. (BSC online edition)More than 60 pages of text with scores of HPB's letters written to her relative.  These letters of HPB give an overview of her life from 1875 to 1890.

•  The Truth About Madame Blavatsky by Walter A. Carrithers, Jr. (BF online edition) .  Deals with H.P.B.'s Travels in Tibet; H.P.B.'s Writings; Tibetan Adepts; H.P.B.'s Morality; the S.P.R.'s "Exposure" of Madame Blavatsky; and the Mahatma Letters.

•  Madame Blavatsky: The Woman Behind the Myth by Marion Meade. (Not available online).   Full-length "negative" biography first published 1980.  Purchase this book from 

•  H. P. Blavatsky and the SPR by Vernon Harrison.  (TUP online edition).    An examination of the Hodgson Report of 1885 against Madame Blavatsky with a special study of the handwriting of the Mahatma Letters.  Purchase this book from TUP.

See also:

•  H.P.B.'s Life & Work:   20 Biographies, Histories, & Special Studies

•  Biographies / Biographical Studies on and about H.P. Blavatsky