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Constantinople: At the Crossroads of the Imagination

Julia Briggs

in Reading Virginia Woolf

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624348
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651856 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.003.0011
Constantinople: At the Crossroads of the Imagination

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This chapter studies the role and treatment of Constantinople in some of Woolf’s novels. In Mrs Dalloway, Constantinople is briefly figured as an area of sexual crisis, while a classic view of it is presented in The Voyage Out. The next paragraphs centre on the inclusion of Constantinople in Orlando and To the Lighthouse.

Keywords: Constantinople; sexual crisis; classic view; Mrs Dalloway; Voyage Out; Orlando; To the Lighthouse

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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