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E.M. Forster's Leonard Bast: A Source for Virginia Woolf's Septimus Smith

E.M. Forster's Leonard Bast: A Source for Virginia Woolf's Septimus Smith E nglish L an g u a g e N otes 34 D ollim ore, 310. 35 Ibid. 36 M unro, “T h e East W ing,” 715. 37 D ollim ore, 324. E.M. FO RSTER’S LEONARD BAST: A SOURCE FO R VIRGINIA W O O L F ’S SEPTIMUS SMITH O n e o f the two m ajor characters o f V irginia Woolf’s 1925 novel, Mrs. Dalloway, is Septimus W arren Smith, a shell-shocked veteran o f W orld War I, who has recendy re tu rn e d to L o n d o n with his Italian wife, Lucrezia. A lthough critics have correctiy suggest­ ed th a t Woolf’s portrayal o f Septimus a n d his m istreato ien t at the hands o f Dr. H olm es a n d th e psychiatrist Dr. William Bradshaw stem m ed from h e r own distress a t similar tre a tm e n t she h a d pre­ viously received fo r h e r illnesses in 1913 a n d 1915,1 th e re is an o th ­ er, hereto fo re unrecognized source fo r Septimus http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

E.M. Forster's Leonard Bast: A Source for Virginia Woolf's Septimus Smith

English Language Notes , Volume 42 (3) – Mar 1, 2005

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Copyright © 2005 Regents of the University of Colorado
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0013-8282
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2573-3575
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10.1215/00138282-42.3.52
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E nglish L an g u a g e N otes 34 D ollim ore, 310. 35 Ibid. 36 M unro, “T h e East W ing,” 715. 37 D ollim ore, 324. E.M. FO RSTER’S LEONARD BAST: A SOURCE FO R VIRGINIA W O O L F ’S SEPTIMUS SMITH O n e o f the two m ajor characters o f V irginia Woolf’s 1925 novel, Mrs. Dalloway, is Septimus W arren Smith, a shell-shocked veteran o f W orld War I, who has recendy re tu rn e d to L o n d o n with his Italian wife, Lucrezia. A lthough critics have correctiy suggest­ ed th a t Woolf’s portrayal o f Septimus a n d his m istreato ien t at the hands o f Dr. H olm es a n d th e psychiatrist Dr. William Bradshaw stem m ed from h e r own distress a t similar tre a tm e n t she h a d pre­ viously received fo r h e r illnesses in 1913 a n d 1915,1 th e re is an o th ­ er, hereto fo re unrecognized source fo r Septimus

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Published: Mar 1, 2005

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