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Mrs. Woolf and the Servants

An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury
Light, Alison (Book - 2008 )
Mrs. Woolf and the Servants

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"Superbly researched, often passionately eloquent, and enthralling throughout."-- Washington Post Book World 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.
Authors: Light, Alison, 1955-
Title: Mrs. Woolf and the servants
an intimate history of domestic life in Bloomsbury
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2008.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: xxiii, 376 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Notes: Also published as paperback in 2009 wish ISBN 9781596916944.
Originally published: London : Penguin, 2007.
Contents: The family treasure : Sophie Farrell and Julia Stephen ; Miss Genia and Sophie Farrell
Housemaids' souls : Edith Sichel and Lottie Hope ; Mrs Woolf, Mrs Bell and 'the click'
The question of Nelly : Virginia Woolf and Nellie Boxall
Memoirs of a lavatory attendant : Mrs Woolf and 'Mrs Gape'
ISBN: 159691694X
Statement of Responsibility: Alison Light
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Bloomsbury (London, England) Biography. Bloomsbury (London, England) Social life and customs. Bloomsbury group. Women household employees Great Britain Biography. Authors, English 20th century Biography. Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 Employees.
Topical Term: Bloomsbury group.
Women household employees
Authors, English
LCCN: 2008008086
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