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Forster burning his trousers as he tried to warm up at a heater); small rooms (only one guest per weekend in the early days); and simple food. The memoir by the first major biographer of Woolf centers on socalled “Little Bloomsbury by the Sea” – though Woolf’s nephew warns that it was not by the sea and that “Bloomsbury” is a perilous concept (Bell 1985: 169). Bell recounts Woolf’s description of the long, low house, never actually inhabited by monks; it united a pair of workmen’s cottages, without electricity, running water, or central heating, with a fine large garden and views.
149–155. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Woolf, Virginia. 1975. ” Good Housekeeping, 21(2): 10–11, 102–103. Repr. in The London Scene: Six Essays on London Life, pp. 31–39. New York: HarperCollins. Woolf, Virginia. 1986. The Essays of Virginia Woolf, vol. 1, 1904–1912, ed. Andrew McNeillie. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Woolf, Virginia. 1988. The Essays of Virginia Woolf, vol. 3, 1919–1924, ed. Andrew McNeillie. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Zwerdling, Alex. 1986. Virginia Woolf and the Real World.
Reviewing two novels by Geraldine Jewsbury in “Geraldine and Jane” (1929), she was “discreet” for her publisher (Lee 1996: 409), yet also voiced women’s passions and career frustration. The review would fit well in her beloved Lytton’s iconoclastic Eminent Victorians (1918). And, once more, it suggests the secrecy of family homes and the biographical battlegrounds they become. The novelist and influential editor Jewsbury at first venerated Thomas Carlyle and then fell in love with his wife (N. Clarke 1990: 14), who deserved a soundproof room – or a professorship – of her own.