A Summary and Analysis of Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Haunted House’

Interesting Literature

By Dr Oliver Tearle

‘A Haunted House’, by Virginia Woolf, both is and is not a ghost story. In less than two pages of prose, Woolf explores, summons, and subverts the conventions of the ghost story, offering a modernist take on the genre. ‘A Haunted House’, which first appeared in Woolf’s 1921 short-story collection Monday or Tuesday, can be read here.

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