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A Haunted House: Introduction
A Haunted House: Plot Summary
A Haunted House: Detailed Summary & Analysis
A Haunted House: Themes
A Haunted House: Quotes
A Haunted House: Characters
A Haunted House: Symbols
A Haunted House: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Virginia Woolf
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- Full Title: “A Haunted House”
- When Written: circa 1921
- Where Written: London, England
- When Published: 1921
- Literary Period: Interwar, modernism
- Genre: Micro-fiction, modernism, "ghost story"
- Setting: A large, old house in the South Downs
- Climax: The narrator seeing the ghosts for the first time and realizing the nature of their treasure
- Antagonist: Death, loss, absence
- Point of View: First person
Extra Credit for A Haunted House
Woolf's Writing Hut. While at Monk's House, Woolf wrote in a wooden toolshed in the garden that she had turned into a "writing hut." It was reportedly noisy, often in disarray, and so cold that her fingers became numb in winter. However, she completed several of her novels there, including Mrs Dalloway, perhaps her most well-known work.