Virginia Woolf and the Victorians


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Criticism of Woolf is often polarised into viewing her work as either fundamentally progressive or reactionary. In this 2007 book, Steve Ellis argues that her commitment to anxiety about modernity coexists with a nostalgia and respect for aspects of Victorian culture threatened by radical social change. Ellis tracks Woolf's response to the Victorian era through her fiction and other writings, arguing that Woolf can be seen as more 'Post-Victorian' than 'modernist'. He explains how Woolf's emphasis on continuity and ...

Virginia Woolf and the Victorians 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107405424

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Virginia Woolf and the Victorians 2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521882897