Mrs. Woolf and the Servants

An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury
Product Number: EB00637789
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781608192427
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
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When Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own in 1929, she established her reputation as a feminist, and an advocate for unheard voices. But like thousands of other upper-class British women, Woolf relied on live-in domestic servants for the most intimate of daily tasks. That room of Woolf's own was kept clean by a series of cooks and maids throughout her life. In the much-praised Mrs. Woolf and the Servants, Alison Light probes the unspoken inequality of Bloomsbury homes with insight and grace, and provides an entirely new perspective on an essential modern artist.

Author(s): Alison Light
Original Publish Date: Jun 15, 2010

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