The Waves

The Waves

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The Waves The Novel by Virginia Woolf
(Author of To The Lighthouse, A Room of One's Own, Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway) Ebook

PART OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF [Illustrated]


VIRGINIA WOOLF

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English

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THE WAVES BY VIRGINIA WOOLF (Bestseller Modern Literary Classics): SPECIAL KINDLE EDITION

The Waves The Novel by Virginia Woolf
(Author of To The Lighthouse, A Room of One's Own, Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway) Ebook

PART OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF [Illustrated]


VIRGINIA WOOLF

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."


THE WAVES

The Waves, first published in 1931, is Virginia Woolf's most experimental novel. It consists of soliloquies spoken by the book's six characters: Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis. Also important is Percival, the seventh character, though readers never hear him speak through his own voice. The monologues that span the characters' lives are broken up by nine brief third-person interludes detailing a coastal scene at varying stages in a day from sunrise to sunset.

Marguerite Yourcenar translated The Waves into French over a 10-month period in 1937. Of Woolf whom she met at that time in Bloomsbury, Yourcenar had this to say: "I do not believe I am committing an error, however, when I put Virginia Woolf among the four or five great virtuosos of the English language and among the rare contemporary novelists whose work stands some chance of lasting more than ten years."

The 21st Century author and critic Becky Nordensten has described The Waves as a "beautiful novel with language and imagery unmatched in 20th Century English literature."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013133693
Publisher:
Modern Literary Classics
Publication date:
08/13/2011
Series:
VIRGINIA WOOLF COMPLETE WORKS Nook NOOKbook Virginia Woolf Modern Literary Classics VIRGINIA WOOLF , #5
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Meet the Author

Virginia Woolf (1882¿1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels. Her best-known books include the novels Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando, and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 25, 1882
Date of Death:
March 28, 1941
Place of Birth:
London
Place of Death:
Sussex, England
Education:
Home schooling

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