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Virginia Woolf’s Influential Forebears

Julia Margaret Cameron, Anny Thackeray Ritchie and Julia Prinsep Stephen

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Virginia Woolf's Influential Forebears reveals under-acknowledged nineteenth-century legacies which shaped Woolf as a writing woman. Marion Dell identifies significant lines of descent from the lives and works of Woolf's great-aunt Julia Margaret Cameron, the writer she called aunt, Anny Thackeray Ritchie, and her mother, Julia Prinsep Stephen.


Virginia Woolf Modernism Literary Criticism literary criticism Woolf

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Marion Dell is an independent writer and lecturer based in the UK, and has previously taught at the Open University. She is the co-author (with Marion Whybrow) of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: Remembering St Ives (2003), and she is currently writing a biography of Julia Stephen.

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