A73 TRAVELS WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF (ed.
The Woolfs were not easily impressed by celebrity, and certainly not by stage setting. They understood the transactional nature of the tea. “All refugees are like gulls with their beaks out for possible crumbs,” Virginia coolly noted in the diary. But many years later, in his autobiography, Leonard remembered that Freud had given him a feeling that, he said, “only a very few people whom I have met gave me, a feeling of great gentleness, but behind the gentleness, great strength. . . . A formidable man.” Freud died in that house on September 23, 1939, three weeks after the start of the Second World War.
The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain
Most of Woolfs works are in print, were recently in print, or are in process of being reprinted; the only significant exceptions are her three (not listed below).
Critically, "the essay became a key document, not onlyin the assessment of Virginia Woolfs work, but in relation totwentieth-century fiction generally" ( 17).