Between the Acts

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Vintage, 1992 - Country homes - 138 pages
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WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JACKIE KAY AND LISA JARDINE

'One of her most original novels' Michael Holroyd

A village pageant is to take place at Pointz Hall, the country home of the Oliver family for time beyond memory. Written and directed by the energetic Miss La Trobe, the pageant will take in the history of England from the Middle Ages. The past blends with the present and art blends with life in a narrative full of invention, affection and lyricism.

Between the Acts was Virginia Woolf's final novel, and this edition contains the original text that she was working on when she died.

See also: The Voyage Out

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

In the past, I've found that I enjoyed Virginia Woolf's more traditional stories, rather than her experimental (and considered much more brilliant) work. "Between the Acts" is about as traditional a ... Read full review

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User Review  - japaul22 - LibraryThing

This was [[Virginia Woolf]]'s last book and was published posthumously, not fully revised by her. I found it had moments of brilliance but was pretty uneven. It takes place on a summer day with the ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. From 1915, when she published her first novel, The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf maintained an astonishing output of fiction, literary criticism, essays and biography. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1917 they founded The Hogarth Press. Virginia Woolf suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on 28 March 1941 she committed suicide.

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