• Asiyah Arum Adiyani

Ten Facts about Virginia Woolf’s A Haunted House

‘A Haunted House’ is the one of popular short story by Virginia Woolf. The story tells about two ghosts that live in a house. The story is so popular among the people all over the world but many people don’t know the facts about it. Here is the facts about ‘A Haunted House’ and the writer Virginia Woolf:

  1. When Woolf was in the nursery, she was nicknamed “The Goat”.

  2. She ever tried to kill herself at the age of 22 by jumping out of the window.

  3. She ever said that her death would be the one experience she should never describe.

  4. Some of Woolf’s first articles were published in The Guardian.

  5. At the age of 27, Woolf admitted to being afraid of sex.

  6. The genre of a haunted house is fantasy and talk about a ghost couple and a living couple occupying the same dwelling.

  7. Hogarth Press published the story in London in 1992 as part of a collection of Woolf’s stories entitled Monday or Tuesday.

  8. The action take places in a coastal region of Southeastern England at a house in an unidentified locale where there is a farm.

  9. The theme is about love. In the second sentence of story, the phrase “hand in hand” hints that the ghosts are in love.

  10. The story was produced by her husband Leonard Woolf after her death although in the foreword he states that they had discussed its production together.

From the text, we can conclude that the story produced by her husband and it published after the writer was death. The story that she had wrote look like her life because she was died before her husband and the death of ghost couple in the story happen to them too. The story is interesting because tell about a ghost couple and their love story in the haunted house.

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