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BETWEEN THE ACTS

BETWEEN THE ACTS

By Virginia Woolf
Read by Georgina Sutton
5 hours 42 minutes

Between The Acts, Virginia Woolf’s last novel, was finished in November 1940 and shortly afterwards delivered to her publisher Hogarth Press. The following March she committed suicide. Between the Acts is often an overlooked work in her oeuvre because she did express her intention to revise it before publication, though in the event this never happened. So it comes as a surprise to find that, while it probably would have benefitted from revision, it is something of an unpolished gem, at times sparkling and actually very engaging. Continue Reading →

THE COMMON READER VOLUME 1

THE COMMON READER VOLUME 1

26 Essays

By Virginia Woolf
Read by Joan Walker
8 hours 41 minutes

This is Virginia Woolf’s first collection of essays, published in 1925. In them, she attempts to see literature from the point of view of the ‘common reader’ – someone whom she, with Dr Johnson, distinguished from the critic and the scholar. She read, and wrote, as an outsider: a woman set to school in her father’s library, denied the educational privileges of her male siblings – and with no fixed view of what constitutes ‘English literature’. Continue Reading →