Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury

Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury

by Alison Light
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Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury by Alison Light

When Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own in 1929, she established her reputation as a feminist, and an advocate for unheard voices. But like thousands of other upper-class British women, Woolf relied on live-in domestic servants for the most intimate of daily tasks. That room of Woolf's own was kept clean by a series of cooks and maids throughout her life. In the much-praised Mrs. Woolf and the Servants, Alison Light probes the unspoken inequality of Bloomsbury homes with insight and grace, and provides an entirely new perspective on an essential modern artist.

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ISBN-13: 9781608192427
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 596,636
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Alison Light is the author of Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars and edited Virginia Woolf's Flush for Penguin Classics. She is currently a part-time Professor at the Raphael Samuel History Centre in the University of East London. She is a contributor to the London Review of Books. Her grandmother worked as a domestic servant.
Alison Light is the author of Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars and edited Virginia Woolf's Flush for Penguin Classics. She is currently a professor at the Raphael Samuel History Centre at the University of East London, and teaches English at Newcastle University. She is a contributor to the London Review of Books. Her grandmother worked as a domestic servant.

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Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-written and informative. This book covered a great deal of information about the Bloomsbury group and their servants.
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Boring, boring! Save your time and $. Oh and did I mention tedious?
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