|River bank in front of Wren Library, Cambridge|
A Room of One's Own (5)
As Jane Marcus points out (Language of Patriarchy, 27) October seems to be the patriarchal start of the year for Woolf because of its academic associations. But it is also often the beginning of a new phase in her work year as she usually returns from her long summer residences in the country in early October. Several of Woolf's works begin in October: The Voyage Out, Night and Day, A Room of One's Own. It often seems to be October in Cambridge: Jacob goes to college in October; Room takes place during October, when Woolf in fact delivered her lectures; Percival is described in Cambridge in October in The Waves. The "present day" is in October in both Room and Orlando.