The Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury (Paperback)

By Sarah M. Hall

Continuum, 9780826486752, 206pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 2007

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Virginia Woolf was one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. As the author of works including Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and A Room of One's Own, she is celebrated both as a Modernist and as a feminist icon. Her involvement in the lively and controversial Bloomsbury Group, which included the writer Lytton Strachey, the painters Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry and the economist Maynard Keynes, was a significant part of both her personal and creative lives. As a group they were witty, bold and original and their intellectual and artistic accomplishments have had a lasting impact. Popular fascination with Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group is reflected in the success of the recent films The Hours and Carrington. The Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury is a fascinating guide to these intriguing characters. It presents Woolf as a dynamic individual with a wide and fascinating circle of friends. The book explores Woolf's early life and family, the origins and activities of the Bloomsbury Group and Woolf's later career and those of her friends. It also includes sections on the Hogarth Press, Virginia Woolf and the Suffrage movement, the myths and reality of Virginia's death and the continuing presence of the Bloomsbury Group in popular culture. Packed with insight and information, and illustrated throughout, the companion is the ideal guide to Virginia Woolf and her contemporaries.

About the Author

Sarah M. Hall is a writer and editor. She is on the Executive Council and the Editorial Committee of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and is a regular contributor to the Virginia Woolf Bulletin. Her book Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf was published by Peter Owen in 2006.