Carlyle's House and Other Sketches, Paperback

Carlyle's House and Other Sketches Paperback

Part of the Hesperus Classics series

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A newly discovered piece by the author of Mrs Dalloway, Carlyle's House and Other Sketches marks the first publication of one of Virginia Woolf's very early notebooks.

Recently unearthed from a collection of private papers, it contains a series of seven striking sketches, each transcribed and edited by Dr David Bradshaw.

From the cold formality of London town-houses with their rows of austere portraits, to the dull chaos of the academic's abode, and the eccentric spinster's Hampstead home, Virginia Woolf paints a series of portraits of everyday life, capturing character and setting in exquisite detail.

Experimental in style, and heralding the later masterpieces Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, this early notebook is quintessential Woolf.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9781843910558



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Essential early Woolf in a lovely little edition from Hesperus. But what a pity that so much of the introduction is spent apologising for the fact that Woolf's views of 100 years ago are not politically correct. Insulting to us readers who have enough intelligence to make our own judgements.

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