- Virginia Woolf (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Virginia Woolf (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Virginia Woolf (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Virginia Woolf (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Virginia Woolf
- First Published: 1921
- Type of Plot: Fantasy
- Time of Work: The early 1900’s
- Setting: An English house and garden
- Characters: A living couple, A ghost couple
- Genres: Short fiction, Fantasy
- Subjects: Memory, Love or romance, Marriage, Ghosts or apparitions, England or English people, Afterlife, Houses, mansions, or manors
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
The narrator, apparently a woman, begins: “Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting.” Along with her husband, the narrator experiences the sensations of a home literally alive with memories. She does not, however, try to keep the reader in suspense regarding the mysterious openings and closings of doors and windows that she and her husband witness. Despite the fact that she knows two ghosts wander through her home, she is not afraid. The ghosts, after all, mean the narrator and her husband no harm.
The ghosts clearly are conducting a search. They...
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