Women In The Milieu Of Leonard And Virginia Woolf

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Copublished with Pace University Press, this book is a valuable addition to scholarship on Bloomsbury, the history of women in Britain, and the work of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. It portrays an era and illuminates the work of a number of famous writers by examining less well-known lives and works that were part of the adaptive complex, or milieu. Several essays and appendices contribute significantly to our understanding of the extent that the Woolfs collaborated with each other and with others. Beside the literary histories of S.P. Rosenbaum, this collection of original essays will be essential reading for students of Bloomsbury and women's history. Illustrated.

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Editorial Reviews

...situates the debates about the importance of the socialist and pacifist vision of Leonard and Virginia Woolf on solid historical ground...confirms the view of [them]...as the serious and committed English public intellectuals they really were.
— Jane Marcus, CUNY Graduate Center and The City College of New York
"...the volume has an excellent preface and an impressive select bibliography...opens up fruitful materials for future scholarship on the Woolfs. J.E.Steiner, Drew University
CHOICE - Julia Briggs
...was an absorbing collection of essays, which helps to set Woolf's feminism and pacifism in a carefully researched context of the work of often forgotten women workers for these two causes. Woolf herself would have appreciated the book...
CHOICE - Jane Marcus
...situates the debates about the importance of the socialist and pacifist vision of Leonard and Virginia Woolf on solid historical ground...confirms the view of [them]...as the serious and committed English public intellectuals they really were.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944473382
  • Publisher: Pace University Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne K. Chapman is Associate Professor of English at Clemson University. Janet M. Manson is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Clemson University.

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Table of Contents

1 Margaret Llewelyn Davies and Leonard Woolf 3
2 "L.'s Dame Secretaire": Alix Strachey, the Hogarth Press and Bloomsbury Pacifism, 1917-1960 33
3 Bloomsbury Ancestry: Jane Maria Strachey, Feminism, and Younger Strachey Women 58
4 Ray Strachey - A Memoir 76
5 "Dear Mother": Ray Strachey's Role in Feminism and the League of Nations as Seen from the Lilly Library 87
6 Marie Stopes: Her War for Peace 96
7 Winfred Holtby and the Peace Movement between the Wars 111
8 A Writing Couple: Shared Ideology in Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas and Leonard Woolf's Quack, Quack! 125
9 Beatrice Webb and Margaret Cole: Fabian Politics and Pacifism 144
10 Margery Perham, the Fabians, and Colonial Policy 170
11 Eleanor Balfour Sidgwick and Henry Sidgwick: Collaborators on the Fourth Guinea 191
12 Octavia Wilberforce: A Portrait Unrealized 212
A "Octavia [Wilberforce]'s Story" by Virginia Woolf 239
B Collaborative Reviewing by Leonard and Virginia Woolf 243
C Notes on The Nation and Athenaeum Archival Records 248
Select Bibliography (Principal Works) 252
List of Contributors 263
Index 267
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