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Virginia Woolf and Her Quaker Aunt, Caroline Stephen


Kathleen Heininge

This iconoclastic study compares the lives and works of Virginia Woolf and her Quaker aunt, Caroline Stephen, to suggest that Woolf was more deeply influenced by a sense of mysticism than she was by her father’s atheism. Anyone interested in Woolf, Quaker studies, British Modernism, Christianity, and women’s studies would find much here to challenge assumptions.
Contents: Introduction – Patriarchy – Faith and God – Evil – Service – Women’s Roles – Silence and Speaking – Dress – Light – Works Cited.