Handout for 4/9

April 9: Woolf (4). Killing the Angel in the House and the death of Mrs. Ramsay; gender, narrative technique, desire; the meaning of Lily’s painting.

The image of the Vanessa Bell portrait of Woolf shown in class:

Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, oil on board, 1912 (National Portrait Gallery, London).

Bell also designed covers for the first editions of many of Woolf’s novels (which Woolf and her husband printed on their own press): here is her dust cover for To the Lighthouse:

(Source: British Library.)

Author: AG

Associate Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick