Between The Acts - Virginia Woolf 1941 - The Hogarth Press, London - First Edition 'A powerful and prophetic statement' – The Times

A finely bound copy of Woolf’s final novel, published shortly after her suicide,
Between the Acts is a triumphant celebration and witty mockery of ‘Englishness’. Set in a small English village – based upon Woolf’s home parish of Rodwell, East Sussex – against the looming backdrop if WWII, the novel describes the staging, performance, and audience of a festival play: an overview of English history in several parts closely interwoven with the private dramas that take place between the acts.
  Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers, which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One's Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay.

Penguin Classics, web. Kronenberger, ‘Poetic Brilliance in the New Novel by Mrs Woolf’ The New York Times 1931. Kirkpatrick, A26.

Crown octavo pp. [2] 256 [2].
  Elegantly hand-bound in three-quarter navy calf over matching cloth, spine titled in gilt, publisher’s original spine bound in at rear.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 109220   Price: HK$ 2,600