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Between the Acts (Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virginia Woolf)

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    Virginia Woolf(Author) Susan Dick(Editor) Mary Millar(Editor)

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This extensively annotated edition of Virgina Woolf s last novel is based on the text of the first English edition, emended on the basis of a comparison of it with her final typescript. Represents an authoritative new edition of one of Virgina Woolf s most challenging and subtle books, and the first of her books to be published posthumously. Features the text of the first English edition of Between the Acts, emended on the basis of a comparison of it with Woolf s final typescript . Contains an introduction and extensive notes, which demonstrate that in writing the book, Woolf drew upon a capacious memory filled by a lifetime of reading, writing, listening and observing. Forms part of the prestigious Shakespeare Head Press series of Woolf′s works.

'Together these ten volumes make an attractive and reasonably priced (the volumes vary between £3.99 and £4.99) working edition of Virginia Woolf's best-known writing. One can only hope that their success will prompt World's Classics to add her other essays to the series in due course.'Elisabeth Jay, Westminster College, Oxford, Review of English Studies, Vol. XLV, No. 178, May '94 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By [email protected] on 19 April 2017

    Bit of a slog to read. It is Virginia Woolf's last novel. Somehow her impending suicide hangs more heavily over it than the Second World War which had already started. It feels like a pre-War, almost Edwardian novel.

  • By Jay on 27 May 2017

    Excellent value for money and sent really promptly

  • By david on 7 October 2015


  • By margaritte on 14 March 2017

    I haven't finished the book as yet but the jacket is beautifully presented.

  • By Mrs A Alper on 6 April 2009

    This is beautifully written about the English way of life, its history, its class systems, about the nonsense we all talk about all the time. It writes about nature and spaces and places, at the end the reader feels part of the village and its all reflected back! Well worth reading.

  • By Guest on 10 May 2004

    Between The Acts was completed just weeks before Woolf's suicide, and it shows. The novel is dark and brooding - throughout there is a dark undercurrent that the villagers refuse to acknowledge - the upcoming war. While perhaps not reaching the same heights as The Waves or To The Lighthouse, it remains a breathtaking work. Out of all her novels that I have read, it is the one in which her radical ideas are set out most firmly. She deals with madness, homosexuality, the class system and of course (as always) the transience and futility of life. In particular, the last monologue of Miss La Trobe is pointed and cutting - a final message from Woolf to the world where she in essence cuts through the illusion and points out the dark, sick heart of "civilisation". Irreverant to the past, plunging headfirst into the future, it is certainly not just for Woolf fanatics. I would certainly rate it amongst her best.

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