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Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1. From Woman Reader to Woman Writer: The Voyage Out; Chapter 2. Tradition and Exploration in Night and Day; Chapter 3. Literature and Survival: Jacob's Room and Mrs Dalloway; Chapter 4. To the Lighthouse and the Ghost of Leslie Stephen; Chapter 5. Rewriting Literary History in Orlando; Chapter 6. 'Lives Together': Literary and Spiritual Autobiographies; in The Waves; Chapter 7. Bringing the Literary Past to Life in Between the Acts; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Index.

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Jane de Gay is Senior Lecturer in English and Director of MA in Programmes in Humanities at Leeds Trinity and All Saints. She is co-editor, with Lizbeth Goodman, of four books on gender and theatre, including Languages of Theatre Shaped by Women.


'A number of interesting and powerful themes emerge in this study of Virginia Woolf's relation to the literary past ... The strong account of Woolf's relation to tradition in Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past will surely facilitate further study of the gender politics of Modernism.'Times Literary Supplement'An important intervention at a time in which there is particular interest in Woolf's relationship to the past.'Professor Laura Marcus, University of Sussex'Essential and intellectually provocative reading for Woolf scholars and for common readers alike.'Vara Neverow, University of Connecticut

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