Night and Day

Night and Day

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Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success.

Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941) was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929) with its famous dictum, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843797791
Publisher: Naxos of America, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Naxos Complete Classics
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 15
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Her first novel, The Voyage Out, appeared in 1915. Her major novels include Mrs Dalloway (1925), Orlando (1928), The Waves (1931), The Years (1937), and Between the Acts (1941).

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1882

Date of Death:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

Sussex, England


Home schooling

Table of Contents

List of illustrations and list of maps; General editors' preface; Notes on the edition; Acknowledgements; Chronology of Virginia Woolf's life and work; List of abbreviations; List of archival sources for manuscript, typescript and proof material relating to Night and Day; List of editorial symbols; Introduction; Chronology of the composition of Night and Day; Maps; Night and Day; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Textual notes; Bibliography.

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Night and Day 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
Nazire More than 1 year ago
Night and Day was the first work of fiction I read by Virginia Woolf and in this book I fell in love with her writing--which encouraged me to read her other famous works such as Orlando and Mrs.Dalloway. In this book Woolf compares and contrasts the lives of two very different woman from their intellectual abilities, their beliefs to their romances which intersects in the same man, causing one initial pain and the other eventual happiness. From that intersection the two women eventually decides on very different lives and paths for themselves. While Katherine Hilbery decides on her love for Ralph Denham and the two presumably have a happy and loving life together, Mary Datchet forgoes love for the rest of her life focusing all of her efforts, attention and time on woman suffrage movements. The language can be difficult at time and sometimes sentences can be paragraphs long. But any determined reader will make to the end due to the intricate plot lines, in-depth focus on characters and different points of views present in regards to women in society. I cherish this book and would recommend it to any 1920's fiction lover, especially to those who adore and admire Virginia Woolf.
bookwoman247 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about love and marriage - how relationships are affected by social mores and perceived obligations. Woolf also asks the bigger questions: What is love? What constitutes marriage? What is necessary for marital happiness? Is marriage necessary for happiness? What is happiness?These are the questions facing Katherine Hilbery, who has been a willing, but bored, drudge, helping her mother with the task of researching her worthy grandfather, a well-known poet and family icon. These are questions also affecting her friends, William Rodney, Mary Datchett, Cassandra Otway, and Ralph Denham.I have loved every one of Woolf's works that I've read so far, and this one is no exception. Her writing rings as clear as a bell, yet every word, every phrase, every object is imbued with layers of meaning.
jwhenderson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This early novel from Virginia Woolf is superficially a romantic comedy in the classic "Austen" mode. However, Woolf broaches issues of her time such as the liberation of women and the philosophy of G. E. Moore. Moore, popular with the Bloomsbury crowd, was noted for his 'Principia Ethica' which turned the question of morality from what ought to be done to what is good. With the confusion of sexual revolution and class warfare mixed in with the traditional comedic use of misunderstandings this book, while complicated at times, is a delight. It is a real change of pace from the style that Woolf would turn to in her more mature and famous novels.
Chris_V on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Virginia Woolf's second novel that deals with two female friends Katherine and Mary, one the grand-daughter of a great poet and the other devoted to the burgeoning Woman's Movement. Enjoyable but a bit stolid.
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*He was skipping around he had a gun in his hand and in his other hand he had a rock he threw it at people for fun*this is so fun*he said then he realized he was starving so he walked torwards his house*
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She walks in wearing a fluffy cream sweater and leggings since she was lazy and walks over to Mad and smiles "hello love" she says and kisses him
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The new girl walk in wearing high waisted jeans and a blue and white stripped belly shirt with blue vans and her straight black hair out.
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She lays on the couch and sighs
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The brooding male walked in and glanced around at the people around him. Finding no one he was looking for, he wandered to a bench and sat down with his elbows on his knees. Today, wolfsbane wore a white t-shirt with his usual red and black flannel over it. And as usual, he wore dark colored jeans that sagged slightly as he sat.
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So, I don't see another one of these people. <p> Harley bounced into the area, her striking blue and red pigtails cascading across her shoulders as her pale skin shimmered with dirt and make up from the moon.
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The real Joker finally walks back in. "It has been so long!" He sighed smiling
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Walks in
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Walks in looking for Harley. When she sees her she says want to pick on batman?
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*strolls in casually*
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Her completly black eyes scan the area carefully.
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She teleports in, looking around through her hood.
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Walked in
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She spread her wings and flew across Central City, tying to find peace. [Who watches The Flash/DC Legends Of Tomorrow?]
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He watched anti from the top of a building. "Stop!" He calls down.
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Walks in,With her1 month old daughter Quanty in a stroller and her other 4 year old daughter quantess by her side.
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The girl walked in her black hair with red streaks flowing behind her " I should have flown" she said exhausted
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She walks in wearing a black dress and red jacket (sorry i was really busy