- File Size: 1047 KB
- Print Length: 265 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481846841
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 12, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082RH376
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Woolf became a little heavy when it went into the minds of the characters who are in crises, but as one reaches the end of the book, all is forgiven.
An excellent read!
Virginia desperately needed a room (space) of her own. But, her fanciful flights and gripping internalization needed to be grounded. Virginia often used stream of consciousness style writing via her characters. She externalized essential dialogues, views, and mindset impressions. She has often been described as a feminist. She struck out mightily against male domination, and the established stereotyped image of grey, quiet mouse type women.
Night and Day was Woolf's second published novel. Again, she exercises her elastic mind using subjects of marriage, non- marriage and emancipated females, as well as, women's suffrage. Decision, composure, contemplation and control were attributes of character, Katharine Hilbery. Most did not suspect that she was keenly observant giving off tiny sparks like an ancient jewel. This novel was Virginia Woolf's chance to explore and utilize her thoughts and emotions. These vivid portrayals were avant-garde for her day. Always on the edge. Some referred to Woolf as "a leprechaun at work." She has proven through her numerous books, and her life, that she was much more.
Katharine Hilbery, one of the two central characters, is the strikingly beautiful only child of a wealthy London couple who are immersed in the literary world. Her father publishes a review, and her mother worships the 19th century poets, especially her own father whose biography she is perpetually compiling. But Katharine, entirely unbeknownst to her parents, has no interest in the arts. She secretly studies mathematics and yearns to be an astronomer so she can spend her time with the stars that are as cold and distant and unemotional as she feels herself to be. The law of science appeals to her "because she could find nothing like it in the possession of human lives."
The other central figure is Ralph Denham, a penniless lawyer who lives in a shabby house with his mother and many siblings. Like Katharine he shuns the "damned romantic nonsense" of the past century and takes private refuge in the sciences, only his passion is botany. But he loses control of his passions when he makes Katharine's acquaintance while transacting business with her father.
The story proceeds with the untangling of an awkward chain of romantic and social entanglements. Mary Datchett, a suffragist, loves Ralph Denham. Ralph is secretly infatuated with Katharine Hilbery. Katharine is resignedly engaged to a bad poet, William Rodney, who thinks he loves Katharine until he meets her cousin Cassandra.Read more ›
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