The Voyage Out (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Virginia Woolf (Author), Pagan Harleman (Introduction), Pagan Harleman (Introduction and notes)


Format Paperback



The Voyage Out (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Virginia Woolf, Pagan Harleman, Pagan Harleman
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Voyage Out&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RVirginia Woolf&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RWe meet young, free-spirited Rachel Vinrace aboard her fathers ship, the &&LI&&REuphrosyne&&L/I&&R, departing London for South America. Surrounded by a clutch of genteel companions—among them her aunt Helen, who judges Rachel to be "vacillating," "emotional," and "more than normally incompetent for her years"—Rachel displays a startling maturity when she finds her engagement to the writer Terence Hewet listing toward disaster. As she soon discovers, "tragedies come in the hungry hours."&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RPublished in 1915, &&LI&&RThe Voyage Out &&L/I&&Ris &&LB&&RVirginia Woolf&&L/B&&Rs first novel, and it is written in a more traditional narrative style than the one she later perfected. But this maiden voyage predicts Woolfs future triumphs in its elegant delineation of the troubles plaguing modern life and its satire of the upper class. As Rachels peculiar fellow passengers expand their minds with the ideas of Aristotle and Shelley, they meanwhile suffer from the societal ennui that education and sophistication cannot overcome.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RFilled with cutting insights about politics, literature, gender, and modern relationships, &&LI&&RThe Voyage Out&&L/I&&R is a finely perceived impression of the overriding confusion that immediately followed World War I.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RPagan Harleman&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is a freelance writer and filmmaker living in New York City.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Pub Date: 1/1/2005

ISBN: 9781593082291

Price: $11.95 / $13.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 416 pages

Trim: 5.18 x 8 x 1.04 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Classics

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Carton Quantity: 1

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics