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Between the Acts
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date June 1, 1970
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156118705
ISBN-10 015611870X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
Isa and her husband must confront each other after a day of pageantry and emotional tension
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
“Love. Hate. Peace. Three emotions made the ply of human life.”

Between the Acts takes place on a June day in 1939 at Pointz Hall, the Oliver family’s country house in the heart of England. In the garden, everyone from the village has gathered to present the annual pageant—scenes from the history of England starting with the Middle Ages. As the story of England unfolds, the lives of the villagers also take shape. The past blends with the present and art blends with life in a narrative full of invention, affection, and lyricism.

Through her characters' passionate musings and private dramas, and through the enigmatic figure of the pageant's author, Miss La Trobe, Virginia Woolf's final novel both celebrates and mocks Englishness. Even so, the coming of war looms over the whole community, heralding a new act.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780631178842
 
With Mary Millar (other contributor), Susan Dick (other contributor) | from John Wiley & Sons Inc (October 30, 2002)
9780631178842 | details & prices | 190 pages | List price $155.00
About: This extensively annotated edition of Virgina Woolf’s last novel is based on the text of the first English edition, emended on the basis of a comparison of it with her final typescript.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780156034739 Book cover for 9780156118705 Book cover for 9781499261806 Book cover for 9781517185213 Book cover for 9781530923151
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 7, 2016)
9781530923151 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.29 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $7.24
About: This was Virginia Woolf’s last work.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 4, 2015)
9781517185213 | details & prices | 124 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $7.99
About: In Woolf’s last novel, the action takes place on one summer’s day at a country house in the heart of England, where the villagers are presenting their annual pageant.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 26, 2014)
9781499261806 | details & prices | 112 pages | 7.44 × 9.69 × 0.26 in. | List price $9.99
About: Between The Acts
With Mark Hussey (other contributor), Melba Cuddy-Keane (other contributor) | Annotated edition from Mariner Books (June 23, 2008)
9780156034739 | details & prices | 220 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: In Woolf's final novel, villagers present their annual pageant, made up of scenes from the history of England, at a house in the heart of the country as personal dramas simmer and World War II looms.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Mariner Books (June 1, 1970)
9780156118705 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Isa and her husband must confront each other after a day of pageantry and emotional tension
Cassette/Spoken Word
Unabridged edition from Listening Library (May 1, 2000)
9780807231487 | details & prices | List price $38.00

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