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ISBN13: 9780192837844
ISBN10: 0192837842
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Katherine Hilbery, torn between past and present, is a figure reflecting Woolf's own struggle with history. Both have illustrious literary ancestors: in Katherine's case, her poet grandfather, and in Woolf's, her father Leslie Stephen, writer, philosopher, and editor. Both desire to break away from the demands of the previous generation without disowning it altogether. Katherine must decide whether or not she loves the iconoclastic Ralph Denham; Woolf seeks a way of experimenting with the novel for that still allows her to express her affection for the literature of the past.

This is the most traditional of Woolf's novels, yet even here we can see her beginning to break free; in this, her second novel, with its strange mixture of comedy and high seriousness, Woolf had already found her own characteristic voice.

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"Night and Day"'s protagonist, Katherine Hilbery, torn between past and present, is a figure reflecting Virginia Woolf's own struggle with history. Both have illustrious literary ancestors and both desire to break away from the demands of the previous generation without disowning it altogether.

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Rachel Shteir is Associate Professor and Head of the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Program at the Theatre School of DePaul University. She has written for The New York Times, The Nation, and the Chicago Tribune.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, May 7, 2008 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
Virginia Woolf' brings her characters to life.It is about breaking away from the demands of the previous generation without losing it altogether. A great read from a great author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192837844
Author:
Raitt, Suzanne
Editor:
RAITT, SUZANNE
Editor:
Raitt, Suzanne
Author:
Raitt, Suzanne
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
N
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 20th C
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
59 halftones
Pages:
586
Dimensions:
196 x 129 in.

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