The L egacy. Background Information. Virginia Woolf ( 1882 – 1941) was an English writer, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.
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Virginia Woolf ( 1882 – 1941) was an English writer,
regarded as one of the
foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.
In October 1940, Virginia Woolf wrote the story called 'The Legacy' about a widower (a right-wing politician) who discovers from reading his wife's diaries that she had fallen in love with a radical working man and committed suicide.
1. From Angela’s diaries, does Mr. Clandon know more about his wife?
2. What or who caused Angela’s death?
3. What’s your impression of Mr. Clandon?
4. What is the theme of this short story?