Woolf's last novel and, in her own opinion, "more quintessential" than any of her others.
With introductions by Jackie Kay and Lisa Jardine
Virginia Woolf's last novel was published shortly before her death in March 1941. Showing a richness of invention, and the author's clear enjoyment in the writing of it, Between the Acts
is also one of her most lyrical works.
This definitive edition contains the original text that she was still working on when she died. The story takes place at Pointz Hall, the country home of the Oliver family for 120 years, and revolves around the village pageant which aspires to present the entire history of England.Author Profile
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.Reviews
Woolf was an innovator who redefined the novel and pointed the way towards its future possibilities.' Jeanette Winterson,'Virginia Woolf stands as the chief figure of modernism in England andmust be included with Joyce and Proust in the realisation ofexperimental achievements that have completely broken with tradition' New York Times