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The Resource Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee

Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee

Label
Virginia Woolf
Title
Virginia Woolf
Statement of responsibility
Hermione Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Hermione Lee has created a portrait - rich in detail, epic in scope - that lets us know Virginia Woolf as we never have before: how she looked, how she sounded, how she dressed and behaved, how she wrote. This book gives us a vivid sense of the texture of Woolf's daily life - her houses and habits, money and servants, parties and talk. And through her own words and newly published letters between family members and friends, we gain a fresh and penetrating understanding
  • of Woolf's formative personal relationships: with her parents and siblings; with her husband, Leonard; with writers she edgily admired, such as T.S. Eliot and Katherine Mansfield; and with the women who changed her life, including Vita Sackville-West and Ethel Smyth. Lee casts aside the misleading received images of Woolf as an ethereal and emotionally dependent creature, and takes us deep inside her inner being. We see a brave, powerfully intelligent woman who suffered
  • from a terrifying chronic illness and wrestled with the contradictions of her own character. And we see a tougher Woolf than we have previously known: a woman acutely alert to the realities of her times, a committed feminist, an opponent of every sort of political and intellectual fascism. At the same time, Lee offers an unequalled insight into the connections between Woolf's life and work
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Hermione
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
Label
Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 863-866) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1882-1904 -- Biography -- Houses -- Paternal -- Maternal -- Childhood -- Siblings -- Adolescence -- Abuses -- First loves -- "Madness" -- Part II: 1904-1919 -- Changes -- Thoby -- Experiments -- Liaisons-- "Bloomsbury" -- Subversives -- Leonard -- Marriage -- War -- The press -- Seeing life -- Katherine -- Reading -- Part III: 1919-1929 -- Monk's house -- Post-war -- Party-going -- A haunted house -- Vita -- Censors -- Selves -- Money and fame -- Part IV: 1929-1941 -- Ethel -- Young poets -- Loss -- Outsider -- Failure -- Fascism -- Waiting -- War -- Anon
Control code
ocm36786158
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 893 pages
Isbn
9780679447078
Lccn
97071155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 863-866) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1882-1904 -- Biography -- Houses -- Paternal -- Maternal -- Childhood -- Siblings -- Adolescence -- Abuses -- First loves -- "Madness" -- Part II: 1904-1919 -- Changes -- Thoby -- Experiments -- Liaisons-- "Bloomsbury" -- Subversives -- Leonard -- Marriage -- War -- The press -- Seeing life -- Katherine -- Reading -- Part III: 1919-1929 -- Monk's house -- Post-war -- Party-going -- A haunted house -- Vita -- Censors -- Selves -- Money and fame -- Part IV: 1929-1941 -- Ethel -- Young poets -- Loss -- Outsider -- Failure -- Fascism -- Waiting -- War -- Anon
Control code
ocm36786158
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 893 pages
Isbn
9780679447078
Lccn
97071155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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