Night and Day

Night and Day

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by Virginia Woolf
     
 

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Night and Day by Virginia Woolf first published on 20 October 1919. This is one of the more traditional of Woolf's works, here we can see her starting to break free, with an interesting mix of both seriousness and humour, Woolf shows that she has definitely found her own style. The novel is set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic

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Night and Day by Virginia Woolf first published on 20 October 1919. This is one of the more traditional of Woolf's works, here we can see her starting to break free, with an interesting mix of both seriousness and humour, Woolf shows that she has definitely found her own style. The novel is set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of the two acquaintances, Mary Datchet and Katharine Hilbery. The story describes the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success.

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ISBN-13:
9781447499336
Publisher:
Read Books Ltd.
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
454
File size:
2 MB

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Night and Day 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Nazire More than 1 year ago
Night and Day was the first work of fiction I read by Virginia Woolf and in this book I fell in love with her writing--which encouraged me to read her other famous works such as Orlando and Mrs.Dalloway. In this book Woolf compares and contrasts the lives of two very different woman from their intellectual abilities, their beliefs to their romances which intersects in the same man, causing one initial pain and the other eventual happiness. From that intersection the two women eventually decides on very different lives and paths for themselves. While Katherine Hilbery decides on her love for Ralph Denham and the two presumably have a happy and loving life together, Mary Datchet forgoes love for the rest of her life focusing all of her efforts, attention and time on woman suffrage movements. The language can be difficult at time and sometimes sentences can be paragraphs long. But any determined reader will make to the end due to the intricate plot lines, in-depth focus on characters and different points of views present in regards to women in society. I cherish this book and would recommend it to any 1920's fiction lover, especially to those who adore and admire Virginia Woolf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Introspective novel contrasting our inner dreams and feelings with our outer relationships and work. The characters were a mix of introverts and extroverts and illustrated how these two types struggle to understand one another. Although the book was more descriptive than active, it was not dark. It was actually a positive story, and one of Woolf’s more conventional plot constructions. Strong imagery, depth of characterization.
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This was a painful read
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