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Night and Day

Night and Day


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A romantic comedy in which the central characters have a distinctly unromantic disposition, Night and Day was Virginia Woolf's second novel. Written during the First World War, the novel is set in the suffrage campaign of the pre-war years. Often understood as a deliberate exercise in classicism, it has been neglected by critics drawn to Woolf's later more overtly experimental fictions. This edition provides a substantial introduction, which traces the chronology of the novel's composition and publication, and which draws on previously neglected sources to trace its reception. Its extensive explanatory notes clarify the novel's relation to Woolf's reading and to the literary, cultural, and historical context of its time, with attention both to the time of its setting and its composition. Maps locate the key settings in London and England. The introduction and textual apparatus trace the complex history of the impressions and editions issued during Woolf's lifetime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521878951
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Series: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf
Pages: 858
Sales rank: 894,271
Product dimensions: 5.71(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.65(d)

About the Author

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Her first novel, The Voyage Out, appeared in 1915. Her major novels include Mrs Dalloway (1925), Orlando (1928), The Waves (1931), The Years (1937), and Between the Acts (1941).

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1882

Date of Death:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

Sussex, England


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Table of Contents

List of illustrations and list of maps; General editors' preface; Notes on the edition; Acknowledgements; Chronology of Virginia Woolf's life and work; List of abbreviations; List of archival sources for manuscript, typescript and proof material relating to Night and Day; List of editorial symbols; Introduction; Chronology of the composition of Night and Day; Maps; Night and Day; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Textual notes; Bibliography.

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