Vintage Classics Common Reader Vol 01

Woolf, Virginia

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Woolf attempts to see literature from the perspective of the ‘common reader’, someone whom she distinguished from the critic and the scholar. She investigates medieval England, tsarist Russia, Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian novelists and modern essayists.

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Discover Virginia Woolf’s informative and erudite critical essays on some of the key novelists and dramatists of the canon – from the ancient Greeks to Jane Austen and beyond.

Virginia Woolf read, and wrote, as an outsider, denied the educational privileges of her male contemporaries. She was perhaps better able, then, to address a ‘common reader’ in this wide-ranging collection of essays. With all the imagination and gaiety that are the stamp of her genius, she turns from medieval England to tsarist Russia, and subjects Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian novelists and modern essayists to her wise, acute and entertaining scrutiny.

Essays on Jane Austen, George Eliot, Nancy Mitford, Joseph Conrad, Michel de Montaigne, Daniel Defoe and many others.

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Weight 232 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 18 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Revised edition

Dewey

820.9 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K