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 for that still allows her to express her affection for the literature of the past.

This 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 27mm | 406g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissued.
  • 0199555605
  • 9780199555604
  • 295,235

Review Text

'Together these ten volumes make an attractive and reasonably priced (the volumes vary between Pds. 3.99 and Pds. 4.99) working edition of Virginia Woolf's best-known writing. One can only hope that their success will prompt World's Classics to add her other essays to the series in due course.' Elisabeth Jay, Westminster College, Oxford, Review of English Studies, Vol. XLV, No. 178, May '94
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'Together these ten volumes make an attractive and reasonably priced (the volumes vary between GBP3.99 and GBP4.99) working edition of Virginia Woolf's best-known writing. One can only hope that their success will prompt World's Classics to add her other essays to the series in due course.'
Elisabeth Jay, Westminster College, Oxford, Review of English Studies, Vol. XLV, No. 178, May '94
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About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf wurde am 25. Januar 1882 in London geboren und wuchs im großbürgerlichen Milieu des viktorianischen England auf. Der Tod ihrer Mutter 1895 und ihrer älteren Schwester führte zu einer schweren psychischen Krise, deren Schatten sie nie mehr loslassen sollten. 1912 heiratete sie Leonard Woolf. Zusammen gründeten sie 1917 den Verlag The Hogarth Press. Bereits in jungen Jahren bildete sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder den Mittelpunkt der intellektuellen "Bloomsbury Group". Ihr Haus war eines der Zentren der Künstler und Literaten der Bloomsbury Group. Ihre Romane zählen zu den Meilensteinen moderner Literatur. Zugleich war sie eine der einflußreichsten Essayistinnen ihrer Zeit. Aus Furcht, geistig zu umnachten, nahm sie sich am 28. März 1941 nach einem Bombenangriff das Leben.
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2 7% (601)
1 3% (244)
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