You know I like to share it with you when I’ve been shopping. Over the past few months I’ve been gradually replacing my very tatty 1980s Woolf paperbacks, all beiges and browns and yellowy pages falling out, with beautiful new Oxford World’s Classics editions. True, these don’t have page references for passages about clothing, the legacy of my undergraduate thesis on Woolf in those old paperbacks, but these are proper scholarly editions better befitting a student. And they have pretty covers.
So here they are. I must confess the Night and Day cover is frankly terrifying, and it’s still the only Woolf novel I haven’t read – nice to save up something. The same reason I still haven’t read Sanditon or The Watsons by Jane Austen – it would be very sad to think I’d reached the end of the available texts.
And, because it was buy-one-get-one-free, I also bought the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Evelina by Fanny Burney today. Although she’s on my 50 Books… list, I didn’t actually own a copy – it seemed like a good opportunity.
My only fear is that these Woolf editions will date, and I’ll want pretty new ones next… but I shall be strong.
Between The Acts
To The Lighthouse
Night and Day
A Room of One’s Own / Three Guineas
The Voyage Out