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Published: 03 August 2009

286 Pages | 12 halftones

ISBN: 9780199556083

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Virginia Woolf (Authors in Context)

Michael Whitworth

Oxford World's Classics

  • Part of the Authors in Context series within OWC, Virginia Woolf is a lively, accessible, and critically topical account of Woolf's works in relation to the age in which she lived, and in modern contexts such as film and television.
  • The ideal companion volume to the editions of Woolf's novels in OWC. Combining biography, history, and cultural discussion, the book is a perfect introduction for any reader who wants to understand Woolf's thinking about philosophy and science. Its fresh and original readings of the novels will also interest more experienced readers.
  • The final chapter is especially illuminating about the process of adaptation and how a modernist text is translated into the medium of film. Includes discussion of the film versions of Orlando and Mrs Dalloway as well as Michael Cunningham's The Hours and the recent film.
  • Includes a chronology of Woolf, further reading, websites, illustrations and a comprehensive index.

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