Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft



I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
  1. $9.07 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$28.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

The Years

by

The Years Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Inspired throughout--a brilliant fantasia of all Time's problems, age, and youth, change and permanence, truth and illusion."

--The Times Literary Supplement (London)

 

One of Virginia Woolf's most ambitious and beautifully written novels, The Years offers a glimpse into the lives of one upper-class English family during the turn of the century. The story begins on a day in 1880 in the household of Colonel Abel Pargiter, whose beloved wife lies still, gradually slipping into death in front of their seven worrisome children. Over the years, deaths, births, marriages, and wars shape each family members life, but it is through commonplace moments that the essence of each character is revealed. When the Pargiters young and old come together at a 1930s party that ends the novel, they talk, dream, and contemplate the patterns of the past and present—while the reader is left to imagine the future still to come.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century, transformed the art of the novel. The author of numerous novels, collections of letters, journals, and short stories, she was an admired literary critic and a master of the essay form.

Mark Hussey, general editor of Harcourt's annotated Woolf series, is professor of English at Pace University in New York City and editor of the Woolf Studies Annual.

Eleanor McNees is associate professor of English and director of graduate studies at the University of Denver.

 

Synopsis:

The Years is a sweeping tale of three generations of the Pargiter family, from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s, in the thick of life's cycles of birth, death, and the search for a pattern in all the chaos.
 
Annotated and with an introduction by Eleanor McNees

About the Author

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.
 
MARK HUSSEY, general editor of Harcourt's annotated Woolf series, is a professor of English and women's and gender studies, and editor of the Woolf Studies Annual, at Pace University. He lives in Upper Nyack, New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Preface: Virginia Woolf xv

Chronology xxv

Introduction xli

The Years 1

Notes to The Years 413

Suggestions for Further Reading: 463

Virginia Woolf

Suggestions for Further Reading: 467

The Years

Illustration Credits 469

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Gypsi, June 6, 2010 (view all comments by Gypsi)
This is one of Woolf's best, if not THE best. It follows a family through decades, showing the changes in them and the changes in the world around them. That stream-of-consciousness style that she is so famous for runs smoothly in The Years, and just flows over the reader. It was hard for me to tear myself away from this book. . . I had to simply shut the book, often in mid-sentence, to make myself stop reading. This comes highly recommended.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 6 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156034852
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Editor:
Hussey, Mark
Author:
Hussey, Mark
Annotations by:
McNees, Eleanor
Annotations:
McNees, Eleanor
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Family
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 black-and-white images
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1.14 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Virginia Woolf & the Raverats: A... New Hardcover $27.25
  2. The Complete Shorter Fiction of... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Haunted House and Other Short Stories Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. The widows' adventures Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays New Trade Paper $20.95
  6. Hamlet's Mother & Other Women Used Book Club Paperback $3.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Years New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$28.95 In Stock
Product details 560 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156034852 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The Years is a sweeping tale of three generations of the Pargiter family, from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s, in the thick of life's cycles of birth, death, and the search for a pattern in all the chaos.
 
Annotated and with an introduction by Eleanor McNees
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.