Mrs Woolf and the servants

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Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941, Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Employees, Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography, Women domestics -- Great Britain -- Biography, Bloomsbury group, Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Social life and customs, Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Biog
StatementAlison Light.
GenreBiography.
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LC ClassificationsPR6045.O72 Z787 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 376 p. :
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Open LibraryOL16525618M
ISBN 139780670867172
LC Control Number2008353444

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Virginia Woolf ( to ) always had full time servants from the day she was born until her death. Mrs. Woolf and the Servants is more than just a fascinating book about Virginia Woolf.

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In Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury Press, ), literary critic and feminist academic Alison Light employs extensive research and elegant prose to challenge our understanding of Virginia Woolf as a champion of.

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Through Virginia Woolf's extensive diaries and letters and brilliant detective work, Alison Light chronicles the lives of those forgotten women who worked behind the scenes in Bloomsbury, and their fraught relations with one of the twentieth century's greatest writers/5(16).

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