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Woke madness: Virginia Woolf classic novel added to ‘ludicrous’ trigger warnings list
To the Lighthouse from 1927 now features a warning that the book ‘reflects the attitudes of its time’
 By Georgina Cutler
Published: 02/07/2023 - 13:59

A Virginia Woolf book has been handed a trigger warning by publishers who raised concerns about its past attitudes and language.

The 1927 novel To the Lighthouse has been reissued with a disclaimer in a new edition intended for an American readership. ...

According to Woolf experts, there is no controversial content in the novel about the author's own childhood holidays to St Ives - sparking concerns that publishers are now worried about the general potential of past literature to offend.

Prof Mark Hussey, a professor at Pace University, in New York – who has edited various Woolf works – told The Telegraph that the “notion of a warning to readers of potential offence in this novel quite ludicrous”. ... GB News
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