Mrs. Woolf and the Servants - Alison Light

Using Virginia Woolf and the other houses of Bloomsbury as a jumping off point, Alison Light tells an engrossing and democratic tale of the state of service among the upper middle classes in Edwardian England. Light not only offers insight into Woolf's grappling with the idea of keeping servants, the sheer amount of time she spent managing them, and how living with them affected her beliefs about the lower classes, but also gives the invisible women whose work allowed Bloomsbury to exist their due. At once a fresh take on the well-examined psyche of Virginia Woolf and a fascinating history lesson, this is a book to please many different audiences.
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$20.00
ISBN: 9781596916944
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - September 1st, 2009

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