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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Edited by Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill

Just over hundred years ago, in 1917, Leonard and Virginia Woolf began a publishing house from their dining-room table. This volume marks the centenary of that auspicious beginning. Inspired by Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s radical innovations as independent publishers, Virginia Woolf and the World of Books celebrates the Hogarth Press as a key intervention in modernist and women’s writing and demonstrates its importance to independent publishing and bookselling in the long twentieth century. The essays collected here discuss what Leonard Woolf called “The World of Books” in his long-running column on all sorts of book matters in the weekly periodical the Nation and Athenaeum. Virginia Woolf and the World of Books foregrounds the growing interventions of boo kand material history in Woolf studies and provides a timely contribution to debates about independent publishing in our own rapidly shifting world of books.



About the Editors

Nicola Wilson is lecturer in book and publishing studies at the University of Reading. She has written various articles and chapters about the archives of the Hogarth Press. Claire Battershill is a Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Impact Award Winner in the Talent Category for 2017.

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Pages: 312 pages

Published: June 2018


ISBN: 9781942954569

ISBN: 9781942954576




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