A Virginia Woolf Chronology by Edward Bishop

By Edward Bishop

An try to draw jointly the real information of Woolf's operating lifestyles in one quantity, permitting the reader to track her improvement as novelist, feminist and literary journalist opposed to the heritage of the age.

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Ford Madox Hueffer (later Ford) founds the English Review. Arnold Bennett publishes The Old Wives' Tale; EMF, A Room with a View; G. K. Chesterton, The Man who was Thursday; Gertrude Stein, Three Lives. January 9 (Thurs) Review of Vernon Lee's The Sentimental Traveller in TLS. 25 VW's twenty-sixth birthday. 30 'Thomas Hood', review of Walter Jerrold's Thomas Hood: His Life and Times, in TLS. February 4 (Tues) Julian Bell is born. (Mid-month) VW and A. Stephen begin taking German lessons with Miss Daniel.

27 'Seething with fragments of love, morals, ethics, comedy tragedy, and so on' that she pours every morning into a manuscript book (to V. Dickinson). December 24 (Sat) To Lewes, Sussex, for a week. Finds a house to rent in Firle, near Lewes, which she names Little Talland House in memory of her summers at St Ives. 29 Reads The Letters of Edward John Trelawny, ed. H. B. Forman; finds his imagination 'very watery' and his strength that of 'a man of action, whose brain is a simple machine divorced from his body' (to CB).

Stephen, has become more distant, and VW sees LW often. 21 (Sat) Attends performance of the Ring cycle at Covent Garden. November 6 (Man) Visits Francis Cornford and wife Frances (nee Darwin). 7 Attends performance of the Diaghilev ballet. 20 Moves into 38 Brunswick Square, with A. Stephen, JMK and DG. December 4 (Man) LW moves into 38 Brunswick Square (see letter to LW, 2 Dec, for a list of house rules and dining hours). 9 Writes to S. Waterlow, emphasising her refusal of his offer of marriage.

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