Night and Day

Night and Day

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Katherine Hilbery, torn between past and present, is a figure reflecting Woolf's own struggle with history. Both have illustrious literary ancestors: in Katherine's case, her poet grandfather, and in Woolf's, her father Leslie Stephen, writer, philosopher, and editor. Both desire to break away from the demands of the previous generation without disowning it altogether. Katherine must decide whether or not she loves the iconoclastic Ralph Denham; Woolf seeks a way of experimenting with the novel form that still allows her to express her affection for the literature of the past. "Night and Day" is the most traditional of Woolf's novels, yet even here we can see her beginning to break free; in this, her second novel with its strange mixture of comedy and high seriousness, Woolf had already found her own characteristic voice. This edition is one of ten World's Classics by Virginia Woolf, and comes with an introduction and notes to provide guidance for readers new to this more

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  • Paperback | 571 pages
  • 110 x 180mm | 292g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192818422
  • 9780192818423

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