[Vwoolf] [WomenWriters] An online copy of Memoirs of a Novelist?

Mary Ellen Foley mefoleyuk at gmail.com
Sat May 23 11:36:37 EDT 2020

I tried just now, and I could open The Voyage Out successfully (via the
Wayback Machine), but I was using a link from a tab I opened the other


On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 5:57 PM Ellen Moody <ellen.moody at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm back now.  I get that frowning face too. It says "the extension" has
> been blocked. In other words, the University of Adelaide used to share all
> their hard work and texts with this Internal Archive. Discovering that
> people were still reaching the Adelaide texts, they blocked the extension.
> What interests me is the texts are still there. It was a vast archive
> which must've taken a lot of work to put up even if they had sophisticated
> software to reproduce text or whole books. So they've not thrown it all
> away, but blocked the public from accessing it.  The next step would be to
> discover if all these texts are no longer available to the people at the
> University. And if they are planning to make a paywall and charge -- or
> sell it off and let someone else charge.
> Just a few thoughts,
> Ellen Moody
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 10:06 AM Mary Ellen Foley <mefoleyuk at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Duh -- should have just sent the link -- here it is:
>> https://web.archive.org/web/20140718152110/http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/
>>  -- oops!  No, now I get the frownie face, too.  Well, dang.  Maybe it's
>> time for an Australian proxy server?  I will try again later, too --
>> mef
>> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 3:43 PM Ellen Moody <ellen.moody at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Thank you very much. I am hurried just now and tried perhaps too
>>> quickly. When I got there - and I did! -- the windows were blocked and had
>>> sad faces on them. In a couple of hours when I have more time, I'll try
>>> again.
>>> The University of Adelaide site going down was a great loss.  I used it
>>> not only for Woolf and Anthony Trollope but many 19th century women
>>> writers, e.g., Margaret Oliphant.
>>> Ellen
>>> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 9:34 AM Mary Ellen Foley <mefoleyuk at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Woolf's works as posted by the University of Adelaide are still
>>>> available via the Wayback Machine aka Internet Archive.  Just do a search
>>>> for Wayback Machine and, when you get there, do a search for (at least,
>>>> this is the string I used -- but *without* the quotation marks): "
>>>> adelaide.edu woolf"
>>>> I eventually got through to a menu of all of Woolf's works, chose To
>>>> the Lighthouse, found the TOC, clicked there on Time Passes, and there was
>>>> the text, as expected.
>>>> Happy searching!
>>>> mef
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