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On or about December 1910 human character changed, Virginia Woolf remarked, and well she might have. The company she kept, the Bloomsbury circle, took shape before the coming of World War I, and would have a lasting impact on English society and culture after the war. This book captures the world of Bloomsbury at the end of an era, and on the eve of modernism.
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Harvard University Press
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who woulda guessed that virginia woolf's childhood nickname was billygoat, so that in letters she was referred to sometimes as billy and sometimes as goat?

this book is sort of a synecdoche in what it does. it focuses on one year--large chapters being devoted to the Dreadnought Hoax and the Post-Impressionist exhibition--that woolf later said was when everything changed. the author focuses into a narrow timeframe which allows us to see the development of bloomsbury as a larger whole much more eff
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Peter Stansky is the Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, and has been at Stanford since 1968. He has received two B.A degrees (Yale Colleg3, 1953; King's College, Cambridge, 1959; ) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1961). His primary research interests are on Modern British History.
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