Night and Day

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Penguin UK, Mar 30, 2006 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged but uncertain of her future. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William, and her dangerous attraction to the lower-class Ralph. As she struggles to decide, the lives of two other women - women's rights activist Mary Datchet and Katharine's mother, struggling to weave together the documents, events and memories of her father's life into a biography - impinge on hers with unexpected and intriguing consequences. Virginia Woolf's light, delicate second novel is both a love story and a social comedy, yet it also subtly undermines these traditions, questioning a woman's role and the very nature of experience.

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User Review  - olduvai - LibraryThing

Oh Virginia Woolf, there is so much to say but will be left unsaid because that’s how things seem to work in your world. Things left unsaid. For that seems to be how it is in Night and Day. In this ... Read full review

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User Review  - David_Cain - LibraryThing

Virginia Woolf has no equal, and this early novel is no exception. N&D is an incredible cross between a novel of manners and the modernism that VW was creating. Incredible poetry, Delightful plots and characters, endlessly intelligent, there are few better novels to be read. Read full review

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Her first novel, The Voyage Out, appeared in 1915. Her major novels include Mrs Dalloway (1925), Orlando (1928), The Waves (1931), The Years (1937), and Between the Acts (1941).

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