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Author Lounsberry, Barbara, author.

Title Becoming Virginia Woolf : her early diaries & the diaries she read / Barbara Lounsberry.

Publication Info. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014]

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 Moore Stacks  PR6045.O72 Z8117 2014    Available  ---
Description x, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Early diary influences -- Virginia Woolf's 1897 diary -- Sir Walter Scott's "gurnal" -- Fanny Burney's diary -- Samuel Pepys's diary -- William Johnson Cory's journals -- Virginia Woolf's 1897 diary concluded -- The experimenter: Virginia Woolf?s 1899 warboys diary -- Virginia Woolf's 1899 warboys diary -- Choosing the outsider role -- Virginia Woolf's 1903 diary -- James Boswell's journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. -- Professional writer -- Virginia Woolf's 1904-1905 diary -- Embracing the unconscious -- Virginia's Woolf's ghostly 1905 Cornwall diary -- Virginia Woolf's 1906-1908 Great Britain travel diary -- William Allingham's diary -- Lady Dorothy Nevill's note-books -- Lady Charlotte Bury's diary of a lady-in-waiting -- Virginia Woolf's Great Britain travel diary concluded -- The problem of description -- Virginia woolf's 1906-1909 continental travel diary -- The journal of Elizabeth Lady Holland -- Virginia Woolf's continental travel diary concluded -- Virginia Woolf's 1909 life diary -- Dr. Charles Meryon's diaries celebrating Lady Hester Stanhope -- Ralph Waldo Emerson's early journals -- Mary Coleridge's diary -- The diary coalesces -- Virginia Woolf's 1915 diary -- Mary Berry's journals -- Virginia Woolf's Asheham House natural history diary: 1917-1918 -- Virginia Woolf's 1917-1918 collaborative Hogarth House diary -- The journals of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt -- Stopford Brooke's diary -- Virginia Woolf's 1918 coalescing Hogarth House diary: January 4-July 23 -- Epilogue.
Summary This book explores the first twelve books of the 38 handwritten volumes of Virginia Woolf's diary, the early experimental stage before her diary writing evolved to a more mature, modernist style. This is the first full-length treatment of Woolf's diaries and shows how heavily her public prose was influenced not only by her own early diary writing, but also by other diarists such as Samuel Pepys and Fanny Burney.
Subject Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Diaries.
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Diaries.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Novelists, English.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Diaries.
ISBN 0813049911 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9780813049915 (hbk. : acid-free paper)