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Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

Jane de Gay

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REVIEWS FROM HARDBACK EDITION: 'A number of interesting and powerful themes emerge in this study of Virginia Woolf's relation to the literary past...The strong account of Woolf's relation to tradition in Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past will surely facilitate further study of the gender politics of Modernism.' - Times Literary Supplement

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Chapter 1. From Woman Reader to Woman Writer: The Voyage Out
Chapter 2. Tradition and Exploration in Night and Day
Chapter 3. Literature and Survival: Jacob's Room and Mrs Dalloway
Chapter 4. To the Lighthouse and the Ghost of Leslie Stephen
Chapter 5. Rewriting Literary History in Orlando
Chapter 6. 'Lives Together': Literary and Spiritual Autobiographies
in The Waves
Chapter 7. Bringing the Literary Past to Life in Between the Acts
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About the Author

Jane de Gay is Professor of English Literature at Leeds Trinity University and an Anglican priest. She is author of Virginia Woolf’s Novels and the Literary Past (Edinburgh University Press, 2006). She is co-editor of Virginia Woolf and Heritage (Liverpool University Press, 2017) and Voyages Out, Voyages Home: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Virginia Woolf Conference (2010) and a member of the editorial board of the Woolf Studies Annual.