• Ulfah Zainab Musfiroh

Five Facts about Virginia Woolf's A Haunted House

Five Facts about Virginia Woof’s A Haunted House

  1. A Haunted House was written by Virginia Woolf, a modernist and feminist English author who was born in January 25th 1882 in England.

  2. Virginia Woof’s A Haunted House was first published in 1921 by Hogart Press in United Kingdom as part of a collection of Woolf stories entitled Monday or Tuesday. Then, Harcourt, Brace, N. Company, inc., published the collection in New York City in the same year.

  3. The story takes place in a coastal region of Southeastern England. It can be seen as the author was born in London, England.

  4. Woolf presented the title “A Haunted House” is opposite of its normal meaning. It mostly refers to a house is a place where ghosts haunted people, but the house of the story is a place where the ghosts get back their treasure in the past through joyful ang lighthearted atmosphere.

  5. As a modernist author, Virginia Woolf used “stream of consciousness” technique to tell story in A Haunted House. The stream of consciousness itself is a method of narration that describes in words the flow of thought in the minds of the characters. It is a style of writing developed at the beginning of the 20th century.

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