By Jessica Schiff Berman (ed.)
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Sussex was Woolf’s refuge, an inspiration for balanced life on a smaller scale than the great estates. The appeal of the country village near the coast was in keeping The Lives of Houses: Woolf and Biography 23 with pastoral or georgic literature evoking rural harmony, though the Woolfs and their friends avoided idealizing the provinces. Asheham was the second of the houses Vanessa and Virginia rented near Lewes, in Sussex, and it was the first country house that the Woolfs shared, from 1912 to 1919; Woolf wrote “A Haunted House” about its ghosts (Lee 1996: 311–313).
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Woolf suggested that the short stories of the 1917–1921 period played a crucial role in the movement away from what she would come to define as the more conventional realist modes of the first two novels, The Voyage Out (1915) and Night and Day (1919), as she worked toward experiments with the novel form. In a 1930 letter to Ethel Smyth, Woolf wrote, in long retrospect, of “the day I wrote ‘The Mark on the Wall,’ all in a flash, as if flying, after being kept stone breaking for months” (Woolf 1978: 231).
A companion to Virginia Woolf by Jessica Schiff Berman (ed.)