Fiction

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261916

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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Direct and vivid in its telling of the details of a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, the novel manages ultimately to deliver much more. It is the feelings that loom behind those daily events--the social alliances, the shopkeeper's exchange, the fact of death--that give Mrs. Dalloway texture and richness.
Fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191501131

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7811

'I am making up "To the Lighthouse" - the sea is to be heard all through it' Inspired by the lost bliss of her childhood summers in Cornwall, Virginia Woolf produced one of the masterworks of English literature in To the Lighthouse. It concerns the Ramsay family and their summer guests on the Isle of Skye before and after the First World War. As children play and adults paint, talk, muse and explore, relationships shift and mutate. A captivating fusion of elegy, autobiography, socio-political critique and visionary thrust, it is the most accomplished of all Woolf's novels. On completing it, she thought she had exorcised the ghosts of her imposing parents, but she had also brought form to a book every bit as vivid and intense as the work of Lily Briscoe, the indomitable artist at the centre of the novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Canon (Literarature)

The Selected Works of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225587

Category: Canon (Literarature)

Page: 1280

View: 2644

The delicate artistry and lyrical prose of Virginia Woolf's novels have established her as a writer of sensitivity and profound talent. This title collects selected works of Woolf, including: "To the Lighthouse," "Orlando," "The Waves," "Jacob's Room," "A Room of One's Own," "Three Guineas" and "Between the Acts."
Fiction

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544451783

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 8312

In Woolf’s last novel, the action takes place on one summer’s day at a country house in the heart of England, where the villagers are presenting their annual pageant. A lyrical, moving valedictory.
Fiction

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 8157

Emotions and thoughts of a woman, on the day she meets the man she loved, but did not marry.
Fiction

Oroonoko: the Royal Slave

Author: Aphra Behn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365143899

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

View: 1941

Abducted into Slavery, Separated from His Love Forever Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave is a short work of prose fiction by Aphra Behn (1640-1689), published in 1688 by William Canning and reissued with two other fictions later that year. The eponymous hero is an African prince from Coramantien who is tricked into slavery and sold to British colonists in Surinam where he meets the narrator. Behn's text is a first person account of his life, love, rebellion and execution. This short novel was based on the author's own experiences in the new South American colony. It is one of the earliest English novels. Interest in it has increased since the 1970s, critics arguing that Behn is the foremother of British women writers, and that Oroonoko is a crucial text in the history of the novel. Aphra Behn (baptised 14 December 1640 - 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, the first English professional female literary writer.
Man-woman relationships

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 375

View: 3594

Woolf's first novel is a haunting book, full of light and shadow. It takes Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose and their niece, Rachel, on a sea voyage from London to a resort on the South american coast. "It is a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South americanca not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an americanca whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis" (E. M. Forster).
Fiction

Mrs. Dalloway's Party

A Short Story Sequence

Author: Virginia Woolf,Stella McNichol

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156029322

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 7789

Seven short stories continue or extend Virginia Woolf's ideas about the party created by Mrs. Dalloway in her landmark 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway. Reprint.

Virginia Woolf Collection

Includes Her Greatest Works: Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, to the Lighthouse, a Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782125457

Category:

Page: 704

View: 1706

This is a compendium of the best works by one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

The Rainbow

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 467

View: 4468

Fiction

Bridgeport Bus

Author: Maureen Howard

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140055665

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

View: 3481

Mary Agnes Keely leaves her widowed mother at thiry-five in order to find personal fulfillment among the artists and poets of Manhattan
Literary Criticism

Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts

Author: Prof. Maggie Humm

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074863553X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 4634

The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts is the most authoritative and up-to-date guide to Virginia Woolf's artistic influences and associations. In original, extensive and newly researched chapters by internationally recognised authors, the Companion explores Woolf's ideas about creativity and the nature of art in the context of the recent 'turn to the visual' in modernist studies with its focus on visual technologies and the significance of material production. The in-depth chapters place Woolf's work in relation to the most influential aesthetic theories and artistic practices, including Bloomsbury aesthetics, art and race, Vanessa Bell and painting, art galleries, theatre, music, dance, fashion, entertaining, garden and book design, broadcasting, film, and photography. No previous book concerned with Woolf and the arts has been so wide ranging or has paid such close attention to both public and domestic art forms.Illustrated with 16 olour as well as 39 black and white illustrations and with guides to further reading, the Companion will be an essential reference work for scholars, students and the general public.Key Features* An essential reference tool for all those working on or interested in Virginia Woolf, the arts, visual culture and modernist studies* Provides a new intellectual framework for the exciting discoveries of the past decades*Draws on archival and historical research into Virginia Woolf's manuscripts and her Bloomsbury milieu*Original chapters from expert contributors newly commissioned by Maggie Humm, widely known for her important work on Virginia Woolf and visual culture*Combines broad synthesis and original reflection setting Woolf's work in historical, cultural and artistic contexts
Fiction

Jacob's Room (Annotated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547564111

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6947

Woolf's first distinctly modernist novel follows an aloof yet beloved young man from his childhood through his student days to his too-early death during World War I. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow
Literary Collections

A Letter to a Young Poet

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473363071

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 26

View: 6085

A letter from Virginia Woolf to an aspiring poet who had written to her for help with composition. A fascinating insight into the way Woolf thought of poetry.
Country homes

Howards End

Author: Edward Morgan Forster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country homes

Page: 393

View: 6591

To the Lighthouse (English Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541390249

Category:

Page: 164

View: 9960

To the Lighthouse is a novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, centering on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporality and psychological exploration. To the Lighthouse follows and extends the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, where the plot is secondary to philosophical introspection, and the prose can be winding and hard to follow. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls the power of childhood emotions and highlights the impermanence of adult relationships. One of the book's several themes is the ubiquity of transience.
Juvenile Fiction

The Worry Tree

Author: Marianne Musgrove

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805087915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8225

Juliet is a worrier, but when constant bickering between her and her younger sister leads Juliet to move into her own bedroom, she discovers the Worry Tree her grandmother used as a girl to relieve her own concerns.
Literary Criticism

The World Broke in Two

Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature

Author: Bill Goldstein

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627795294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 4220

A Lambda Literary Awards Finalist Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR's Book Concierge A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, make over the course of one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain creative future despite success in the past. The literary ground is shifting, as Ulysses is published in February and Proust’s In Search of Lost Time begins to be published in England in the autumn. Yet, dismal as their prospects seemed in January, by the end of the year Woolf has started Mrs. Dalloway, Forster has, for the first time in nearly a decade, returned to work on the novel that will become A Passage to India, Lawrence has written Kangaroo, his unjustly neglected and most autobiographical novel, and Eliot has finished—and published to acclaim—“The Waste Land." As Willa Cather put it, “The world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts,” and what these writers were struggling with that year was in fact the invention of modernism. Based on original research, Bill Goldstein's The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.
Fiction

Miguel Street

Author: V.S. Naipaul

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307370615

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7197

To the residents of Miguel Street, a derelict corner of Trinidad’s capital, their neighbourhood is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There’s Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build “the thing without a name;” Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion; Big Foot, the dreaded bully with glass tear ducts; and the lovely Mrs. Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. Their lives (and the legends their neighbours construct around them) are rendered by V. S. Naipaul with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion in this tender, funny novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fiction

Kew Gardens

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Urban Romantics via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910660981

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

View: 7769

From the oval-shaped flower-bed there rose perhaps a hundred stalks spreading into heart-shaped or tongue-shaped leaves half way up and unfurling at the tip red or blue or yellow petals marked with spots of colour raised upon the surface; and from the red, blue or yellow gloom of the throat emerged a straight bar, rough with gold dust and slightly clubbed at the end. The petals were voluminous enough to be stirred by the summer breeze, and when they moved, the red, blue and yellow lights passed one over the other, staining an inch of the brown earth beneath with a spot of the most intricate colour.