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The only available edition of a collection of essays celebrating the ever-popular pastime of reading and storytelling, from one of the 20th century's greatest literary figures

"Here, then, very briefly and with inevitable simplification, an attempt is made to show the mind at work upon a shelf full of novels and to watch it as it chooses and rejects, making itself a dwelling-place in accordance with its own appetites. Of these appetites, perhaps, the simplest is the desire to believe wholly and entirely in something which is fictitious."

 
Her readings sensitive, her prose style elegant, authoritative, and at times thoroughly opinionated, who better equipped than Virginia Woolf to ruminate on the art of fiction? In this selection of lesser-known essays on reading and storytelling, Woolf turns her critical gaze on treasured favorites including "the four great women novelists—Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot," and unearths some less familiar talents. Her discussion of differing approaches to reading is characteristically forward-thinking, and pinpoints the joys of this favorite pastime, in all its guises.

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Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is one of the foremost innovative writers of the 20th century, most famous for her novels Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.

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ISBN:
9781843916185
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Author:
Woolf
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Feminist Studies-Reference
Subject:
Feminist criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
On Series
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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