Night and Day
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... show more
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.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: March 1st 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 547
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, English Literature
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...
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).
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. ...
Foreword, by Jeanette WintersonIntroduction, by Jo ShapcottIntroduction, by Angelica Garnett--Night and Day
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.