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Vanessa and Virginia
 
 
Author
Susan Sellers.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780151014743
Pages/Publication Date 213/2009
Daedalus Item Code 12208
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"You see, even after all these years, I wonder if you really loved me." Vanessa and Virginia are sisters, best friends, bitter rivals, and artistic collaborators. As children they fight for attention from their parents and their adored brother Thoby. As young women they support each other through a series of devastating deaths, then emerge in bohemian Bloomsbury. Through marriage, lovers, loss, madness, children, success, and failure, the sisters remain the closest of co-conspirators. But they also betray each other. In this lyrical, impressionistic account, written as a love letter and elegy from Vanessa to Virginia, Susan Sellers imagines her way into the heart of the lifelong relationship between writer Virginia Woolf and painter Vanessa Bell.

"A delectable little book for anyone who ever admired the Bloomsbury group, Sellers's first novel speaks in painter Vanessa Bell's voice as she addresses her sister, Virginia Woolf. The story includes everything one ever imagined that happened in the intimate lives of the sisters and their astounding circle, which burst upon late Victorian England and shattered both the artistic and cultural boundaries of the times. Sellers begins during the girls' childhood with their beloved brother, and as they grow up, she taps into the incest, sexual encounters and homoerotic love with and among the many great minds of the era. The fictional world the author has recreated—of the sisters striving to perfect their respective art forms while trying to keep the reality of children and war and illness at bay—is full of color and intellectual promise and laced with despair and untimely deaths.... The narrative's a genuine treat for Bloomsbury fans and those at least vaguely familiar with the milieu."—Publishers Weekly

 
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