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These 600 letters are arranged thematically to focus on the principal aspects of Woolf's life, giving new insights into this brilliant, uncompromising seeker of truth. 16 pages of photos.
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Although remembered mainly only as Virginia Woolf's husband, Leonard Woolf (1880-1969) distinguished himself in many fields. He was a precocious (and anti-imperalist) colonial administrator; an influential publisher (most notably of T. S. Eliot and Freud); a political adviser to the Labour Party; and the author of novels, books on political philosophy, essays and a striking autobiography. He was also, as these 600 selected letters attest, a man who preferred the typewriter to the telephone. Arranged thematically and efficiently introduced, the letters cover in lively fashion the major phases of Woolf's life, his wife's bouts of madness included, revealing an attractive personality and a tough-minded exponent of the cultural ideal associated with "Bloomsbury" and the Cambridge of humanist philosopher G. E. Moore. The correspondents include E. M. Forster, Eliot, H. G. Wells and Sylvia Townsend Warner. Spotts ( The Churches and Politics of Germany ) is to be commended for a job well done. Illustrations.
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Woolf was more than Virginia's husband. He also wrote 24 books, published Freud, Eliot, and other creators of the "modern" sensibility, and became a lifelong political agitator. These 600 letters (written from 1900 to 1969) shed new light on English literature and politics from Victoria to Vietnam. They show Woolf opposing tyranny, defending social justice, and nurturing young writers on a daily basis; every letter to Virginia is also included. Woolf comes across as a warm-hearted, tender man who fell in love again at 63--a far cry from the ascetic caricature of many Bloomsbury memoirs. Fast-paced and delightful, these letters will please everyone interested in modern literature and history.
- Michael Edmonds, State Historical Soc. of Wisconsin Lib., Madison
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 28/05/1992, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780747511533
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, London, U.K., 1992. paperback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Paperback. Item is a 1992 reprint. Covers are rather faded and grubby, with numerous small surface scratches and indentations. Noticeable abrasion on front cover; small abrasion on rear cover. Lower leading corners of covers are rather creased. Spine is creased. Minor wear to spine ends and leading corners. Several age spots and stains on page block. Minor age-spotting and fading to several pages. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text and illlustrations are clear. AF. Used. Seller Inventory # 302449
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Book Description London: Bloomsbury, 1989. Originalbroschur. Condition: Gut. XXXVI, 616 S. Einband leicht berieben. - Leonard Woolf had a life whose scope and variety of accomplishments were equaled by few other Englishmen of the century. He was a precocious colonial administrator who became one of the earliest and most persistent advocates of dismantling the Empire. As a literary critic and publisher of some of the most important books of our era, he exercised a significant intellectual and cultural influence in the interwar period and beyond. Through his political writings, the various journals he edited and his advisory role in the Labour Party and the Fabian Society, he was a leading proponent of democratic socialism. He wrote one of the earliest blueprints for the League of Nations and devoted the remainder of his life to advocating ways of deterring international aggression. His marriage to a literary genius, Virginia Wolfe and his close friendship with many other eminent writers placed him at the center of the most remarkable intellectual coterie of our time. That he never achieved great fame or high political position neither of which he aspired to in no way detracts from his fascination. "What a life he has led," said E. M. Forster, "and how well he has led it!" ISBN 9780747511533 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Seller Inventory # 1132483
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001378484
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002793347
Book Description Bloomsbury, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Used: Very Good. 616 pages. [box 23] Paperback. Same ISBN as stated. No highlighting or underlining within. Clean pages within. Original price sticker on back cover. Edge wear. Out of print. B&W photographs throughout. "This impressive selection of letters provides a brilliantly independent, variegated and provoking testimony to that time, and ours. Seller Inventory # 55112
Book Description Bloomsbury, London, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. PAPERBACK 1992. A little cover creasing. Uncreased spine. No inscriptions. Clean & tight. Dispatched ROYAL MAIL FIRST CLASS with a TRACKING CODE next working day or sooner securely boxed in cardboard, SIGNATURE REQUIRED. ref 502.letters.3. Seller Inventory # 011111