The Moment and Other Essays

The Moment Virginia Woolf
The Moment Virginia Woolf
The Moment Virginia Woolf
The Moment Virginia Woolf
The Moment Virginia Woolf
The Moment Virginia Woolf
The Moment Virginia Woolf
The Moment Virginia Woolf

The Moment and Other Essays

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Virginia Woolf | New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1948

The first American edition of the book with the original dust jacket design by Vanessa Bell. 

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The night was falling so that the table in the garden among the trees grew whiter and whiter; and the people round it more indistinct. An owl, blunt, obsolete looking, heavy weighted, crossed the fading sky with a black spot between its claws. The trees murmured. An aeroplane hummed like a piece of plucked wire. There was also, on the roads, the distant explosion of a motor cycle, shooting further and further away down the road. Yet what composed the present moment? If you are young, the future lies upon the present, like a piece of glass, making it tremble and quiver. If you are old, the past lies upon the present, like a thick glass, making it waver, distorting it. All the same, everybody believes that the present is something, seeks out the different elements in this situation in order to compose the truth of it, the whole of it.