Between The Acts by Virginia WoolfBetween The Acts by Virginia Woolf

Between The Acts

byVirginia Woolf

Paperback | February 14, 2011

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Between the Acts is the final novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1941 shortly after her suicide. This is a book laden with hidden meaning and allusion. It describes the mounting, performance, and audience of a festival play (hence the title) in a small English village just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Much of it looks forward to the war, with veiled allusions to connection with the continent by flight, swallows representing aircraft, and plunging into darkness. The pageant is a play within a play, representing a rather cynical view of English history. Woolf links together many different threads and ideas - a particularly interesting technique being the use of rhyme words to suggest hidden meanings. Relationships between the characters and aspects of their personalities are explored. The English village bonds throughout the play through their differences and similarities. (
Title:Between The ActsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.32 inPublished:February 14, 2011Publisher:IndoEuropeanPublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781604444292

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Late Woolf Woolf's late style was a bit more subdued than her groundbreaking work of the 20's, but this is still a beautifully written book, even if it's not quite as powerful as her more famous works.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moments of brilliance but ... I found this hard to follow overall. Perhaps the larger pattern will emerge upon a second reading, something I intend to do soon.
Date published: 2016-11-23