Virginia Woolf (Authors in Context)

Paperback | May 23, 2009

byMichael H. Whitworth

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During Virginia Woolf's lifetime Britain's position in the world changed, and so did the outlook of its people. The Boer War and the First World War forced politicians and citizens alike to ask how far the power of the state extended into the lives of individuals; the rise of fascism providedone menacing answer. Woolf's experiments in fiction, and her unique position in the publishing world, allowed her to address such intersections of the public and the private. Michael H. Whitworth shows how ideas and images from contemporary novelists, philosophers, theorists, and scientistsfuelled her writing, and how critics, film-makers, and novelists have reinterpreted her work for later generations. The book includes a chronology of Virginia Woolf's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

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During Virginia Woolf's lifetime Britain's position in the world changed, and so did the outlook of its people. The Boer War and the First World War forced politicians and citizens alike to ask how far the power of the state extended into the lives of individuals; the rise of fascism providedone menacing answer. Woolf's experiments in...

Michael Whitworth is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Bangor.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.67 inPublished:May 23, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199556083

ISBN - 13:9780199556083

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsA Chronology of Virginia WoolfAbbreviations1. The Life of Virginia Woolf2. The Fabric of Society: Nation and Identity3. The Literary Scene4. Philosophical Questions5. Society, Individuals, and Choices6. Scientific and Medical Contexts7. Recontextualizing and Reconstructing WoolfNotesFurther ReadingWebsitesFilm and Television Adaptations of Woolf's NovelsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"thoughtful and illuminating...a rich and accessible exploration of the many influences upon [Woolf's] work" --Virginia Woolf Bulletin 1/9/2005