The Waves (Aziloth Books)

The Waves (Aziloth Books)

by Virginia Woolf
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The Waves (Aziloth Books) by Virginia Woolf

Born into a distinguished intellectual family in 1882, Virginia Woolf became a leading member of the 'Bloomsbury Group', writers who eschewed Victorian formality and sought the re-birth of the novel by rejecting conventional norms and concentrating instead on what Woolf termed "the innermost flame" - a deeply psychological perspective highlighting the mind's attempts to translate experience into language and meaning.
The Waves is Woolf's most ambitious and experimental novel, focusing on how our personalities are moulded by our contact with others. Divided into nine sections, each symbolised by the passage of the sun on a single day, it follows the lives of six friends - all very different personalities - who themselves may stand for the several 'voices' present in our own minds. The untimely death of one of the friends forces the survivors to take stock of their own lives and the reality of death. In dream-like, lyrical prose, Woolf gives the reader a window into the thoughts and passions of these six friends, and the manner in which each gradually comes to terms with the mystery of existence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909735514
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1882

Date of Death:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

Sussex, England


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The Waves 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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A beautiful work. Bear with it for a few pages, it picks up.
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Backlash More than 1 year ago
Amazing. This was my first Virginia Woolfe novel and after reading it she had me hooked. Original. Difficult? Yes. Worth the patience it takes to read? Very much. If u want to have to actually think and become actively involved in a novel this is for you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
THE WAVES is a strong book from my point of view being a thirteen-year-old; I have read MRS. DALLOWAY and to me the two-books are complitly differnt. This book says alot more (maybe) because the thought, or dialouge--which is put in perenthasis--are strong, much like in the begging where they in-a-way discribe where they are at and what's around them--that was smart and realistic!! I like how she studies with not one or two charectors but six people! This is a good book that I recomand to a person that wants to close the last page happy, in shoke, thinking, asking, and wanting more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is no plot and no one complete character. However, together, the unique characters form a whole 'created' person (assumed by Bernard at the end). Percival is the false hero we all think we want and Bernard is the person we really hope to be. 'Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!'-one of the best endings ever.