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Ann Martin and Kathryn Holland

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780989082624

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.001.0001

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There Goes the Bride

There Goes the Bride

Virginia Woolf, Julia Strachey, and the Hogarth Press1

(p.247) There Goes the Bride
Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Diane F. Gillespie

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines how the ritual of marriage is represented through the intersection of Leonard and Virginia Woolf's personal circle and three works published by Hogarth Press: Woolf's Orlando, Julia Strachey's Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (1932), and Viola Tree's Can I Help You? (1937). “There goes the bride” implies an identity transformation—from unmarried to married. Yet, however idealized the rite of passage, the past remains ever-present, human tendencies to thwart perfection exist, and unpredictable realities of married life lie ahead. The rest of the chapter considers what brides and weddings have to do with the Hogarth Pres and what attracted Woolf, as fiction reader for Hogarth, to Strachey's story.

Keywords:   marriage, Hogarth Press, Orlando, Julia Strachey, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, Viola Tree, Can I Help You?, bride, wedding

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