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Night and Day - Virginia Woolf, Julia Briggs
Night and Day
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An immaculately-observed social comedy that explores the boundaries between personal freedom and the demands of love, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Virginia Woolf's "Night and Day" is edited with an introduction and notes by Julia Briggs. Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged, but... show more
An immaculately-observed social comedy that explores the boundaries between personal freedom and the demands of love, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Virginia Woolf's "Night and Day" is edited with an introduction and notes by Julia Briggs. Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged, but uncertain of her future. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney, and her dangerous attraction to the passionate Ralph Denham. As she struggles to decide, the lives of two other women - women's rights activist Mary Datchet and Katharine's mother, Margaret, struggling to weave together the documents, events and memories of her own father's life into a biography - impinge on hers with unexpected and intriguing consequences. Virginia Woolf's delicate second novel is both a love story and a social comedy, yet it also subtly undermines these traditions, questioning a woman's role and the very nature of experience. This edition of "Night and Day" includes a detailed introduction by Julia Briggs, which considers the key themes of the novel and its place in the tradition of social comedy, a map of central London of the period and notes. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author, a great novelist and essayist, and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist. and became the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel "The Waves" (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive "Orlando" (1928) and "A Room of One's Own" (1929) a passionate feminist essay.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140185683 (0140185682)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
bookshelves: summer-2015, radio-4x, published-1919, lit-richer, london, britain-england, norfolk, love, play-dramatisation Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read on August 19, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076...Description: Set in London before Wor...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
5.0 Night and Day
Love it; need to organise my thoughts. It seems curiously broken - first 80% are completely different from the final 20% - but I loved the writing (this is the first novel by V.W. I've read, apart from Orlando).
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
2.0 Review: Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
I'm so thankful to be done with this novel. This was my audiobook choice for in the car, while doing housework, and that sort of thing, but I found my mind wandering to the point of putting myself in eminent danger on the road during some portions of this book. Everyone's in love. Nobody's in love. ...
Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 Night And Day (Vintage classics)
Foreword, by Jeanette WintersonIntroduction, by Jo ShapcottIntroduction, by Angelica Garnett--Night and Day
Amy Reads Books
Amy Reads Books rated it
4.0 Night & Day (World's Classics)
This is Virginia Woolf unlike Virginia Woolf. I read this before any of her main works and it is really different; with perhaps more of an emphasis on plot. But still very good.
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