A Haunted House (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting right here, beginning there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, maintaining their silver lamp above us, lengthy they appear and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops somewhat. Wild beams of moonlight go either ground and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces brooding about; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.

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Preface l For the various art galleries who have graciously allowed reproduction of works in their custody, as set out in the captions to them. For plates and illustrations we are ­g rateful to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for materials in the Royal Collection; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Bridgeman Art Library; the Delaware Art Museum; the Fogg Art Museum and the President and Fellows of Harvard College, Harvard University, Cambridge; The India Office, London; the Master and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford; the Manchester Museum and Galleries; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the John Howard McFadden Collection; Royal Holloway College; the Tate Gallery, London; and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

We have included a range of such revisions by giving the MS or other readings, either flush-right or in ­footnotes. Words or letters that a writer has struck out in the MS are indicated thus: strike out. Letters over-written are indicated within parentheses and are marked with an ­editorial comment: Thus (This) < overwritten>. Words or letters that a writer has added to the MS above the line are indicated thus: \word added/, and those added below the line are indicated thus: /word added\. Dialect words are glossed in the margins, cued with the degree character [°].

But like all binaries, they each are true only in both extremes. We can add that they are each also weighted with value systems, and they each, on both sides, negotiate the Victorian social and cultural formation. Almost overwhelming data describing society poured in with the first modern census in 1851. 9 million ten years earlier in 1841. 6 million. 2 per cent; and by the end of Victoria’s reign, 77 per cent. Farm workers, especially from Ireland, migrated to England to work in the mill towns, and many millions more emigrated to North America, especially during the potato famine of the late 1840s.

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