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A Tale Told by Moonlight
A Tale Told by Moonlight

A Tale Told by Moonlight

Hesperus Modern Voices


112 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: March 2007

ISBN 9781843914242

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Hesperus Press (Mar 2007)

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An after-dinner walk in the moonlight leads to a series of confessions of first loves, each one sentimental and romantic. That is until Jessop takes his turn and decries the very notion of love. He tells of a tragic affair between an old school friend and an innocent Sinhalese girl, and so introduces the central motif of these three stories—the incompatibility of East and West. Based on Woolf's own experiences in Ceylon, these tales provide a brilliant depiction of colonial life. A central figure in the Bloomsbury circle, Leonard Woolf (1880–1969) is perhaps best remembered for his marriage to Virginia, yet he produced some of the finest literary writings of his age.