"THE NOVELIST—IT IS HIS DISTINCTION AND HIS DANGER—IS TERRIBLY EXPOSED TO LIFE"
WOOLF, Virginia. Granite and Rainbow. Essays. London: Hogarth Press, 1958. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of this posthumous collection of 27 previously uncollected essays by Woolf.
Many of these essays had either originally appeared anonymously in such papers as the Times Literary Supplement or had been written under Woolf's maiden name, Virginia Stephen. The essays concern the art of fiction and biography and include "Hours in a Library," "Life and the Novelist," "The Supernatural in Fiction," and "Women and Fiction," among others. The dust jacket was designed by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. Without publisher's wraparound band. Kirkpatrick A34a.
Book about-fine, dust jacket with toning to spine, a few minor nicks or snags, near-fine.