What Is the Theme of "A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 8:13:50 AM ET

The theme of "A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf is the treasure of love. The tone of the story is lighthearted and playful.

"A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf is a love story about a couple who move into a new home and discover that a ghost couple dwells there as well. After listening to the ghosts talk, the living couple discovers that the ghosts are looking for a treasure. The theme of love is introduced when it is revealed that the ghost couple is really rediscovering the "treasures" of the loving moments they shared in the home, particularly the bedroom.