Chapter 16. Virginia Woolf: “Kew Gardens” and “The Legacy”

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Stef Craps postdoctoral Fellow

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch16

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Craps, S. (2008) Virginia Woolf: “Kew Gardens” and “The Legacy”, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. Department at Ghent University, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770



  • Virginia Woolf - “Kew Gardens” and “The Legacy”;
  • “Kew Gardens”;
  • A Haunted House and Other Short Stories;
  • Woolf's short stories - testing grounds for themes and methods;
  • “Kew Gardens” displaying not only story's experimentation with narrative perspective;
  • “Kew Gardens” - highly formalist story;
  • Woolf wrote “The Legacy” in response to a request from editor of Harper's Bazaar


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “Kew Gardens”

  • “The Legacy”

  • References and Further Reading