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Between the Acts Summary
Virginia Woolf

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Between the Acts Summary

Plot Summary

Between the Acts is a novel set on a typical summer afternoon in June 1939, on a country estate in England called Pointz Hall. It centers on the production of an annual pageant that the villagers hold on a terrace outside the estate.

Mr. Oliver is the elderly owner of the estate, a man who demands respect but who is also becoming a bit doddering in his old age. His sister is Mrs. Swithin, who resides in Pointz Hall during the summer. She is senile, sometimes humorously so, sometimes sadly so, and she has a rich imagination. Where Mr. Oliver prides himself on reason, Mrs. Swithin values fancy and faith. Isa is the daughter-in-law to Mr. Oliver and is married to Giles Oliver. Giles has cheated on her, and their marriage is quite strained.

A great crowd of aristocrats arrives for the pageant, including boisterous, middle-aged Mrs. Manresa and...

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