Years – Virginia Woolf
‚There must be another life, here and now, she repeated. This is too short, too broken. We know nothing, even about ourselves’
The Years is the story of the Pargiter family – their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs – mapped out against the bustling rhythms of London’s streets during the first decades of the twentieth century, as their Victorian upbringing gives way to a new world, where the rules of etiquette have shifted from the drawing room to the air-raid shelter. Virginia Woolf’s penultimate novel is a celebration of the resilience of the individual amid time, change, life, death and renewall.
Edited with an introduction and notes by Jeri Johnson