The Second Common Reader
Here, in twenty-six essays, Woolf writes of English literature in its various forms, including the poetry of Donne; the novels of Defoe, Sterne, Meredith, and Hardy; Lord Chesterfield’s letters and De Quincey’s autobiography. She writes, too, about the life and art of women. Edited and with an Introduction by Andrew McNeillie; Index.
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Review: The Second Common ReaderUser Review - Sherwood Smith - Goodreads
Here's the thing about Woolf. Even if you disagree with her (as I do over Chesterfield, for example), you can hold a mental conversation with her, and you sense that she will listen sympathetically ... Read full review
Review: The Second Common ReaderUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
This time, my favorites were the essays on Arcadia and on Fanny Burney. Woolf brilliant captures the mingled fascination and dismay of picking up Sidney's hefty, intricate, and purpley-prosed romance ... Read full review