Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623495
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651849 | DOI:

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This chapter summarises all the important points that were made in previous chapters, and shows that Woolf's novels were deeply informed by her various readings of earlier literature. It studies Woolf's interaction with the works and legacy of Leslie Stephen, and concludes as it discusses the presence of the literary past in her novels.

Keywords: earlier literature; Leslie Stephen; literary past

Chapter.  1521 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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