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Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

 

A long neglected masterpiece, Night and Day reveals Virginia Woolfs mastery of the traditional English novel. With its classic comic structure, minutely observed characters, and delicate irony, Woolfs second novel has invited comparison to the works of Shakespeare, Mozart, and Jane Austen.

Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the lives of two friends, Katherine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. Katherine is the bored, frustrated granddaughter of an eminent English poet. She lives at her parents home and is engaged to a prig who exemplifies the stultifying life from which she wishes to be free, until she meets a possible avenue of escape in the person of Ralph Denham. Mary Datchet, on the other hand, represents an alternative to marriage—she has been to college, lives on her own, and finds fulfillment in working for the womens rights movement.

As the story dances delightfully among the novels brilliantly drawn characters, serious questions about the nature of romance arise. Is love real or illusory? Can love and marriage coexist? Is love necessary for happiness?

Rachel Wetzsteon is Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University. She has published two books of poems, The Other Stars and Home and Away.

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Rachel Wetzsteon is Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University. She has published two books of poems, The Other Stars and Home and Away.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593082123
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Introduction by:
Wetzsteon, Rachel
Introduction:
Wetzsteon, Rachel
Illustrator:
Wetzsteon, Rachel
Author:
Wetzsteon, Rachel
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
LITERATURE - LIT CLASSICS TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 1.24 in

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