This edition takes the first British edition of The Years as its copy-text, and includes a comprehensive introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and a full list of textual variants and editorial emendations. Features a comprehensive introduction, detailing the lengthy process of the composition and revision of the novel, and its subsequent publication history Includes extensive explanatory notes, highlighting the political, historical, social and literary contexts of the novel Provides a full account of the variants between the first British and American editions, supplemented by a list of editorial emendations made in this present edition
Mrs. Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-World War I England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels.Created from two short stories, Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street and the unfinished The Prime Minister, the novel addresses Clarissa's preparations for a party she will host that evening.Mrs. Dalloway is linguistically inventive, but the novel also has an enormous amount to say about its characters. Woolf handles their situations with dignity and respect.
Orlando (1928) describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about by scholars of women's writing and gender and transgender studies.
Вирджиния Вулф - легендарная британская писательница первой половины XX века. Её прозу отличает изысканный язык, яркие персонажи и трогательные сюжеты. В замечательном романе "Годы" перед читателем разворачивается повествование о пятидесяти годах из жизни большой английской семьи. Это калейдоскоп событий, персонажей, чувств и эмоций. Удивительная красивая и пронзительно ностальгическая история, в которой главными героями являются Время и Жизнь.Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
When middle-aged Martha and her husband George are joined by the younger Nick and Honey for late-night drinks after a party, the stage is set for a night of drunken recriminations and revelations. Battle-lines are drawn as Martha and George drag their guests into their own private hell of a marriage.
The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women. In 1998, the Modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The Canterville ghost has been haunting Canterville Chase for 300 years, scaring everyone who dares to live or work there. This all changes, though, when a family of bold and brash Americans comes to live in his ancestral home. Instead of being scared by the ghost, they start playing tricks on him! Retold by Virginia Evans and Jenny Dooley.