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The Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

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Overview

A collection of twenty nine of Virginia Woolf's essays including: "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights",
The Patron and The Crocus,
The Modern Essay,
The Death Of The Moth
Evening Over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor Car,
Three Pictures,
Old Mrs. Grey,
Street Haunting: A London Adventure,
Jones and Wilkinson,
"Twelfth Night" at The Old Vic,
Madame De Sévigné,
The Humane Art,
Two Antiquaries: Walpole and Cole,
The Rev. William Cole: A Letter,
The Historian and "The Gibbon",
Reflections at Sheffield Place,
The Man at the Gate,
Sara Coleridge,
"Not One Of Us",
Henry James
(1. Within the Rim
2. The Old Order
3. The Letters of Henry James),
George Moore,
The Novels of E. M. Forster,
Middlebrow,
The Art of Biography,
Craftsmanship,
A Letter to a Young Poet,
Why?,
Professions for Women,
Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447479178
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 2/6/2013
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Woolf
The early decades of the 20th century saw the rise of the “experimental” novel, and few writers had more success with their experiments than Virginia Woolf. Her innovative approach as a novelist, critic, and biographer made her an author who is even more widely read today than she was in her own time.

Biography

Virginia Woolf is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Born in 1882, she was the daughter of the editor and critic Leslie Stephen, and suffered a traumatic adolescence after the deaths of her mother, in 1895, and her stepsister Stella, in 1897, leaving her subject to breakdowns for the rest of her life. Her father died in 1904 and two years later her favorite brother Thoby died suddenly of typhoid. With her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, she was drawn into the company of writers and artists such as Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, later known as the Bloomsbury Group. Among them she met Leonard Woolf, whom she married in 1912, and together they founded the Hogarth Press in 1917, which was to publish the work of T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and Katherine Mansfield as well as the earliest translations of Freud. Woolf lived an energetic life among friends and family, reviewing and writing, and dividing her time between London and the Sussex Downs. In 1941, fearing another attack of mental illness, she drowned herself.

Her first novel, The Voyage Out, appeared in 1915, and she then worked through the transitional Night and Day (1919) to the highly experimental and impressionistic Jacob's Room (1922). From then on her fiction became a series of brilliant and extraordinarily varied experiments, each one searching for a fresh way of presenting the relationship between individual lives and the forces of society and history. She was particularly concerned with women's experience, not only in her novels but also in her essays and her two books of feminist polemic, A Room of One's Own (1929) and Three Guineas (1938). Her major novels include Mrs. Dalloway (1925), the historical fantasy Orlando (1928), written for Vita Sackville-West, the extraordinarily poetic vision of The Waves (1931), the family saga of The Years (1937), and Between the Acts (1941).

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 25, 1882
    2. Place of Birth:
      London
    1. Date of Death:
      March 28, 1941
    2. Place of Death:
      Sussex, England

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