Night and Day. First Edition (1919)
Book ID: 67087
Night and Day. London: Duckworth and Company, 1919. First Editon. Pp 538, . Publisher’s black cloth boards, title lettered in blue to upper cover & on spine. Light wear along spine hinges, otherwise a fine bright copy.
Virginia Wolf’s second novel, and one of 2,000 copies originally printed.
It explores the social and romantic lives of two women: Katherine Hilbery, who is the granddaughter of a celebrated poet but is secretly fascinated by mathematics and astronomy and feels stifled by her privileged existence, and Mary Datchet, a women’s suffrage activist who comes to realise that she does not need a man to feel fulfilled.