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By the 1980s, some regarded her as a political pioneer, focusing on the feminist classics A Room of One’s Own (1929) and Three Guineas (1937) and on her involvement in campaigns for women’s suffrage and education for working people, as well as the fact that that she and Leonard Woolf attended conferences and held meetings of the Labour Party (Light 2008: 239). Others redirected attention to Woolf as a writer about the city (Squier 1985) and the real world (Zwerdling 1986). Feminist literary historians have recognized Woolf as a feminist critic and reader responding to Victorian and earlier writers (Booth 1992; Ellis 2007; Fernald 2006) and as a public intellectual (Cuddy-Kean 2003).
This is to be a short book,” she wrote, “consisting of six or seven chapters, each complete separately. ”3 “Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street,” the first chapter, soon “branched into a book” (Woolf 1978: 207). Woolf then set the “chapters” aside to write the novel Mrs. Dalloway, returning to the writing of the short stories, the first of which was “The New Dress,” all set at the party which is the culmination of the novel. In each of the stories in this sequence she explores – in ones and twos – the consciousness, and the conversation or inner dialogue, of the guests.
Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. The Lives of Houses: Woolf and Biography Bradshaw, David. 2003. ” In Virginia Woolf, Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches, pp. xiii–xxv. London: Hesperus. Caughie, Pamela L. 1991. Virginia Woolf and Postmodernism: Literature in Quest and Question of Itself. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Clarke, Norma. 1990. Ambitious Heights: Writing, Friendship, Love: The Jewsbury Sisters, Felicia Hemans, and Jane Welsh Carlyle.