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The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf

2nd Edition

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Susan Sellers, Andrew McNeillie, Suzanne Raitt, Jane Goldman, Julia Briggs, Hermione Lee, Michael Whitworth, David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus, Patricia Morgne Cramer, Helen Carr, Maggie Humm, Melba Cuddy-Keane
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  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521721677

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  • Virginia Woolf's writing has generated passion and controversy for the best part of a century. Her novels - challenging, moving, and always deeply intelligent - remain as popular with readers as they are with students and academics. The highly successful Cambridge Companion has been fully revised to take account of new departures in scholarship since it first appeared. The second edition includes new chapters on race, nation and empire, sexuality, aesthetics, visual culture and the public sphere. The remaining chapters, as well as the guide to further reading, have all been fully updated. The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf remains the first port of call for students new to Woolf's work, with its informative, readable style, chronology and authoritative information about secondary sources.a

    • A new edition with fully updated references and guide to further reading
    • Includes five new chapters by senior Woolf scholars
    • Aimed at students and readers new to Woolf, but also of use to lecturers and scholars
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    "Published in 2000, the first edition of The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf declared that its attentions would be directed towards Woolf’s “mind: the breadth of her intellectual range; her impulsive flights of creative brilliance, the long labours of composition; her conversations with the present; her arguments with history” (xiii). This second edition, directed “towards those wishing to augment their reading through an introduction to the interrogations and discoveries of Woolf scholars today” (xix) has lost none of its enthusiasm for its subject, and its scope remains impressive."
    -Emma Sterry, University of Strathclyde, Woolf Studies Annual 18 (2012)

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521721677
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Susan Sellers
    1. Bloomsbury Andrew McNeillie
    2. Virginia Woolf's early novels: finding a voice Suzanne Raitt
    3. From Mrs Dalloway to The Waves: new elegy and lyric experimentalism Jane Goldman
    4. The novels of the 1930s and the impact of history Julia Briggs
    5. Virginia Woolf's essays Hermione Lee
    6. Virginia Woolf, modernism and modernity Michael Whitworth
    7. The socio-political vision of the novels David Bradshaw
    8. Woolf's feminism and feminism's Woolf Laura Marcus
    9. Virginia Woolf and sexuality Patricia Morgne Cramer
    10. Virginia Woolf, empire and race Helen Carr
    11. Virginia Woolf and visual culture Maggie Humm
    12. Virginia Woolf and the public sphere Melba Cuddy-Keane
    Guide to further reading

  • Editor

    Susan Sellers, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Susan Sellers is Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of St Andrews.


    Susan Sellers, Andrew McNeillie, Suzanne Raitt, Jane Goldman, Julia Briggs, Hermione Lee, Michael Whitworth, David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus, Patricia Morgne Cramer, Helen Carr, Maggie Humm, Melba Cuddy-Keane

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