Between the Acts

Author(s): Virginia Woolf; Stella McNichol (Editor); Gillian Beer (Introduction by, Notes by)

Classics

Outwardly a novel about life in a country-house in whose grounds there is to be a pageant, Between the Acts is also a striking evocation of English experience in the months leading up to the Second World War.

Through dialogue, humour and the passionate musings of the characters, Virginia Woolf explores how a community is formed (and scattered) over time. The pageant, a series of scenes from English history, and the private dramas that go on between the acts, are closely interlinked. Through the figure of Miss La Trobe, and author of the pageant, Virginia Woolf questions imperialist assumptions and, at the same time, re-creates the elusive role of the artist.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241372500
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : May 2019
  • : 1.1 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Virginia Woolf; Stella McNichol (Editor); Gillian Beer (Introduction by, Notes by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1908
  • : English
  • : 823/.912
  • : 192