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Dec 07, Alicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Through my human eyes it was just a leaf, though not in the eyes of the snail.

He asks what “it” means. Jun 07, Hannah rated it really liked it. So the heavy woman came to a standstill opposite the oval-shaped flower bed, and ceased even to pretend to listen to what the other woman was saying.

A typical Virginia Woolf short story in which the stream of consciousness technique is masterfully employed. Snail seems to be playing an important part in this story as he keeps popping up again and again. Aren’t they one’s past, all that remains of it, those men and women, those ghosts lying under the trees…one’s happiness, one’s reality?

Instead, the drop was left in a second silver grey once more, and the light now settled upon the flesh of a leaf, revealing the branching thread of fibre beneath the surface, and again it moved on and spread its illumination in the vast green spaces beneath the dome of the heart-shaped and tongue-shaped leaves.


He took off his hat, placed his hand upon his heart, and hurried towards her muttering and gesticulating feverishly. The first couple come. Your comments are highly appreciated!

Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf

I like the nature descriptions, very detailed and beautiful. Aug 08, belva hullp rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because of the cutting down of trees and destruction of entire forests at a rapid pace by the timber mafia, especially here in Pakistan. In this new edition published by Kew, delightful new illustrations by Livi Mills accompany the text in this attractive gift book.

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The husband Simon is walking ahead. The focus pulls back again. Do you mind my thinking of the past? But they just like anyone else go to drink tea. Feel the sun, see the colours of the flowers, subject you to the struggle of the snail to move forward, see and hear the people strolling around. With every read of her she grows more in my esteem.

Similarly, Virginia Woolf too loved Nature and proved her love with alluring descriptive passages in her prose.


Kew Gardens (short story)

She describes gzrdens, observes nature, exposes human mind and emotion; and these things combined is her story which is uncommon yet at the same time fascinating. The woman who became Simon’s wife, Eleanor, has a different memory of the gardens, a much earlier one, when she and other little girls sat near the lake with their easels, painting pictures of the water lilies.

She stood there letting the words fall over her, swaying the top part of her body slowly backwards and forwards, looking at the flowers.

One couple after another moves through the gardens with the same aimlessness. It may cause it even. Gardenss voices echo freshness and surprise.

As with the doppler effect, they get louder and louder before they pass by completely. Return to Book Page. The man was about six inches in front of the woman, strolling carelessly, while iew bore on with greater purpose, only turning her head now and then to see that the children were not too far behind.

And suddenly a kiss, there on the back of my neck.