Books: Meteorites

A HAUNTED HOUSE—Virginia Woolf —Harcourt, Brace ($2).

In her best novels Virginia Woolf achieved the miracle that writers pray for. No other novelist possessed quite the same gift. Her readers were suddenly and magically transported into the heart of the life of her characters. It was a slightly disconcerting experience, like stepping into a large, friendly, glowing party, where you knew no one, and being made to feel at home — understanding their intimate talk, enjoying what they enjoyed, and, when they suffered, bearing with them as with people you loved....

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