By (author) Virginia Woolf
Edited by Joanne Trautmann Banks
Introduction by Hermione Lee
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Selected Letters by Virginia Woolf
Book DescriptionThis title is edited by Joanne Trautmann Banks, with a preface by Hermione Lee. The finest and most enjoyable of Virginia Woolf's letters are brought together in a single volume. It is a marvellous collection - spontaneous, witty, often flirtatious and powerfully moving. Whether bemoaning some domestic travail, commenting publicly on the state of the nation, or discussing cultural, artistic or personal concerns, Virginia Woolf is one of the great correspondents. This volume displays not only Woolf's courage and brilliance, her generosity and love of gossip, but also her genius for close and enduring friendship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099518242
(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Virginia Woolf
Mrs Dalloway, Paperback (October 2016)
In this vivid portrait of one day in a woman's life, Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of a party she is to give that evening. As she readies her house she is flooded with memories and re-examines the choices she has made over the course of her life.
To the Lighthouse, Paperback (October 2016)
Mr and Mrs Ramsay and their eight children have always holidayed at their summer house in Skye, surrounded by family friends. In this novel, the opening section teems with the noise, complications, bruised emotions, joys and quiet tragedies of everyday family life that might go on forever.
Waves, Paperback (October 2016)» View all books by Virginia Woolf
A poetic novel that begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival.
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Author Biography - Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922). These first novels show the development of Virginia Woolf's distinctive and innovative narrative style. It was during this time that she and Leonard Woolf founded The Hogarth Press with the publication of the co-authored Two Stories in 1917, hand-printed in the dining room of their house in Surrey. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One's Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay. This intense creative productivity was often matched by periods of mental illness, from which she had suffered since her mother's death in 1895. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.
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