Virginia Woolf - Author

About the Author

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 step-sister Stella, in 1897, leaving her subject to breakdowns for the rest of her life. Her father died in 1904 and two years later her favourite 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).

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Virginia Woolf in Richmond

Virginia Woolf in Richmond

Author: Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2018

I ought to be grateful to Richmond & Hogarth, and indeed, whether it's my invincible optimism or not, I am grateful. aA ' Virginia Woolf Although more commonly associated with Bloomsbury, Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf lived in Richmond-upon-Thames for ten years from the time of the First World War (1914-1924). Refuting the common misconception that she disliked the town, this book explores her daily habits as well as her intimate thoughts while living at the pretty house she came to love - Hogarth House. Drawing on information from her many letters and diaries, the editor reveals how Richmond's relaxed way of life came to influence the writer, from her experimentation as a novelist to her work with her husband and the Hogarth Press, from her relationships with her servants to her many famous visitors.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Mrs Dalloway, created from a series of short stories, is one of Virginia Woolf's best-known novels. Thematically it conveys a rich and genuine humanity, in part through Woolf's use of interior perspectives. This edition provides a substantial introduction, which discusses the composition history of the novel and shows how Woolf's reading, writing, and personal life as well as the world around her contributed to the book. Explanatory notes review decades of scholarship while identifying numerous allusions to Homer, Shakespeare, Tennyson and others. A complete list of textual variants shows differences among all English language editions of the novel published in Woolf's lifetime. The notes call attention to variants of particular interest, including Woolf's substantial addition, at proof stage, to the scene of Septimus' suicide. This edition also includes Woolf's seldom-reprinted 1928 introduction, along with a full chronology of composition, and a more general chronology of Woolf's life and works.

Flush: A Biography

Flush: A Biography

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2018

Flush, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and non fiction. This unusual biography traces the life of Flush from his carefree existence in the country to his adoption by Ms Browning and his travails in London, leading up to his final days in a bucolic Italy. Woolf ostensibly uses the life of a dog as pointed social criticism, ranging across topics from feminism and environmentalism to class conflict. She creates a biography that works on three levels. It is overtly a biography of a dog's life. Since this dog is of interest primarily for its owner, the work is also an impressionistic biography of Elizabeth Barrett during the most dramatic years of her life. At this level, Flush mostly recapitulates the romantic legend of Barrett Browning's life: early confinement by a mysterious illness and a doting but tyrannical father; a passionate romance with an equally talented poet; an elopement that permanently estranges the father, but which allows Barrett Browning to find happiness and health in Italy. On a third level, the book gives Woolf an opportunity to return to some of her most frequent topics: the glory and misery of London; the Victorian mindset; class differences; and the ways in which women oppressed by `fathers and tyrants' may find freedom.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf, Tilda Swinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

'He stretched himself. He rose. He stood upright in complete nakedness before us, and while the trumpets pealed 'Truth! Truth! Truth!' we have no choice left but confess - he was a woman.' A young man in the court of the ageing Queen Elizabeth I, the beautiful Orlando seems to belong everywhere and nowhere. One morning, Orlando awakens transformed - transported into the eighteenth century, and the body of a woman. One of the twentieth century's defining imaginings of queer identity, Orlando is a book of radical possibilities -boy and girl, past and future, nature and magic, life and history, love and literature. One of the most thrilling love letters in all literature, it trespasses thrillingly over the borders of place, time and self.

Flush

Flush

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Flush was an English cocker spaniel who belonged to the nineteenth-century poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Virginia Woolf learned of him from the love letters Elizabeth wrote to her future husband, fellow poet Robert Browning, and found `the figure of their dog made me laugh so, I couldn't resist making him a Life.' The resulting `biography' combines sensuous imaginative description with sharp social comment, and brings Woolf's unsentimental humour and insight to the fore. We see Flush as loyal confidant to Elizabeth on her sickbed at Wimpole Street, and from his jealous perspective we witness her courtship by Browning, their elopement and new life in Italy. The perfect accessible introduction to Woolf's genius, a unique blend of fact and fiction, Flush is perhaps best read in the company of a canine companion. This edition includes the four original illustrations by Vanessa Bell and an afterword by Margaret Forster. Cover designed by the award-winning Finnish designer Aino-Maija Metsola

A Room of One's Own (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

A Room of One's Own (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JEANETTE WINTERSON `What conditions are necessary for the creation of works of art?' Security, confidence, independence, a degree of prosperity - a room of one's own. All things denied to most women around the world living in Virginia Woolf's time, and before her time, and since. In this funny, provoking and insightful polemic, Virginia Woolf challenges her audience of young women to work on even in obscurity, to cultivate the habit of freedom, and to exercise the courage to write exactly what we think. ALSO IN THE VINTAGE FEMINIST SHORT SERIES: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2018

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2018

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2018

Orlando A Biography

Orlando A Biography

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Orlando, a novel loosely based on the life of Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf's lover and friend, is one of Woolf's most playful and tantalizing works. This edition provides readers with a fully collated and annotated text. A substantial introduction charts the birth of the novel in the romance between Woolf and Sackville-West, and the role it played in the evolution and eventual fading of that romance. Extensive explanatory notes reveal the extent to which the novel is embedded in Woolf's knowledge of Sackville-West, her family history and her writings. Thorough annotation of every literary and historical allusion in the text establishes its significance as a parodic literary and social history of England, as well as a spoof of one of Woolf's favorite forms, the biography. It also includes all variants from the extant proofs, as well as editions of the novel produced during Woolf's lifetime.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf, Elaine Showalter Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

'She always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day' On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax. Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the interior monologue and the novel's lyricism and accessibility have made it one of her most popular works. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

'The Lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye that opened suddenly and softly in the evening' To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. For years now the Ramsays have spent every summer in their holiday home in Scotland, and they expect these summers will go on forever; but as the First World War looms, the integrity of family and society will be fatally challenged. With a psychologically introspective mode, the use of memory, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Voyage Out (1915)

The Voyage Out (1915)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Jacob?s Room

Jacob?s Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Voyage Out (1915)

The Voyage Out (1915)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Jacob?s Room

Jacob?s Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Larnaca Press makes the world's greatest literature available at the touch of a button for less than a dollar, and every book has a linked table of contents to make reading easier. To the Lighthouse is one of Virginia Woolf's most famous novels.The novel is notable since most of the action is based on thoughts and observations, instead of words, as it highlights the emotions of childhood as well as adult relationships.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Larnaca Press makes the world's greatest literature available at the touch of a button for less than a dollar, and every book has a linked table of contents to make reading easier. Orlando is one of Virginia Woolf's classic novels which was inspired by the family history of her closest friends Vita Sackville-West.The book is considered an important feminist work.

Mrs Dalloway (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Mrs Dalloway (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Waves (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Waves (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Orlando A Biography (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Orlando A Biography (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2018

To the Lighthouse (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

To the Lighthouse (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Waves (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Waves (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2018

Orlando A Biography (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Orlando A Biography (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2018

Mrs Dalloway (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Mrs Dalloway (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2018

To the Lighthouse (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

To the Lighthouse (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2018

Virginia Woolf: The Complete Works

Virginia Woolf: The Complete Works

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

This ebook contains Virginia Woolf's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A romantic comedy in which the central characters have a distinctly unromantic disposition, Night and Day was Virginia Woolf's second novel. Written during the First World War, the novel is set in the suffrage campaign of the pre-war years. Often understood as a deliberate exercise in classicism, it has been neglected by critics drawn to Woolf's later more overtly experimental fictions. This edition provides a substantial introduction, which traces the chronology of the novel's composition and publication, and which draws on previously neglected sources to trace its reception. Its extensive explanatory notes clarify the novel's relation to Woolf's reading and to the literary, cultural, and historical context of its time, with attention both to the time of its setting and its composition. Maps locate the key settings in London and England. The introduction and textual apparatus trace the complex history of the impressions and editions issued during Woolf's lifetime.

A Room of One's Own (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

A Room of One's Own (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/12/2017

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2017

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach, through his years in Cambridge, then in artistic London, and finally making a trip to Greece, but this is no orthodox Bildungsroman. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of representing character and experience. The novel's composition coincided with the consolidation of Woolf's interest in feminism, and she criticizes the privileged thoughtless smugness of patriarchy, `the other side', `the men in clubs and Cabinets'. Her stylistic innovations are conscious attempts to realize and develop women's writing and the novel dramatizes her interest in the ways both language and social environments shape differently the lives of men and women.

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

The Voyage Out (1915) is the story of a rite of passage. When Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship she is launched on a course of self-discovery in a modern version of the mythic voyage. Virginia Woolf knew all too well the forms that she was supposed to follow when writing of a young lady's entrance into the world, and she struggled to subvert the conventions, wittily and assiduously, rewriting and revising the novel many times. The finished work is not, on the face of it, a `portrait of the artist'. However, through The Voyage Out readers will discover Woolf as an emerging and original artist: not identified with the heroine, but present everywhere in the socialsatire and the lyricism and patterning of consciousness.

Complete Collection

Complete Collection

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

This volume collects the complete writings of Virginia Woolf: 8 novels, 3 'biographies,' 46 short stories, 606 essays, 1 play, her diary and some letters.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2017

When Mrs Ramsay tells her guests at her summer house on the Isle of Skye that they will be able to visit the nearby lighthouse the following day, little does she know that this trip will only be completed ten years later by her husband, and that a gulf of war, grief and loss will have opened in the meantime. As each character tries to readjust their memories and emotions with the shifts of time and reality, this long-delayed excursion will also prove to be a journey of self-discovery and fulfilment for them. Rich in symbolism, daring in style, elegiac in tone and encapsulating Virginia Woolf's ideas on life, art and human relationships, To the Lighthouse is a landmark of twentieth-century literature and one of the high points of early Modernism.

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

In this extraordinary essay, Virginia Woolf examines the limitations of womanhood in the early twentieth century. With the startling prose and poetic licence of a novelist, she makes a bid for freedom, emphasizing that the lack of an independent income, and the titular `room of one's own', prevents most women from reaching their full literary potential. As relevant in its insight and indignation today as it was when first delivered in those hallowed lecture theatres, A Room of One's Own remains both a beautiful work of literature and an incisive analysis of women and their place in the world. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf features an afterword by the British art historian Frances Spalding. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

On a perfect June morning, Clarissa Dalloway - fashionable, worldly, wealthy, an accomplished hostess - sets off to buy flowers for the party she will host that evening. She is preoccupied with thoughts of the present and memories of the past, and from her interior monologue emerge the people who have touched her life. On the same day, Septimus Warren Smith, a shell-shocked survivor of the Great War, commits suicide, and casual mention of his death at the party provokes in Clarissa thoughts of her own isolation and loneliness. Bold and experimental, Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway is a landmark in twentieth-century fiction and a book that gets better and better with every reading. This elegant Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Virginia Woolf's modernist classic features an afterword by editor and publisher Anna South. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Orlando is a young Elizabethan nobleman whose wealth and status afford him an extravagant lifestyle. Appointed ambassador in Constantinople, he wakes one morning to find he is a woman. Unperturbed by such a dramatic transformation, and losing none of his flamboyance and ambition, the newly female Orlando charges through life and English history so that by the end of this extraordinary biography she is a modern, 1920s woman. Virginia Woolf's wildly imaginative, comic novel was inspired by the life of her lover, Vita Sackville West. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Orlando is published with the original illustrations and with an introduction by the academic and novelist, Professor Susan Sellers. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

To the Lighthouse, considered by many to be Virginia Woolf's finest novel, is a remarkably original work, showing the thoughts and actions of the members of a family and their guests on two separate occasions, ten years apart. The setting is Mr and Mrs Ramsay's house on a Scottish island, where they traditionally take their summer holidays, overlooking a bay with a lighthouse. An experimental work that pushes the limits of what we know about the world and ourselves, Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of the most beautifully crafted of all novels written in the English language. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by Sam Gilpin. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Collected Novels by Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out / Night and Day / Jacob's Room (Enriched by Biographical & Handwritten Suicide Notes)

Collected Novels by Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out / Night and Day / Jacob's Room (Enriched by Biographical & Handwritten Suicide Notes)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2017

How is this eBook unique? 1. Formatted for e-reader (Easy navigation) & Font adjustments2. Contents three works by Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out / Night and Day / Jacob's Room3. Biographical & Virginia Woolf's Handwritten Suicide Notes Virginia Woolf is a major novelist and one of the pioneers among modernist writers using stream of consciousness as a narrative device, alongside her contemporaries Marcel Proust, Dorothy Richardson and James JoyceShe began writing professionally in 1900. Her first novel, The Voyage Out, was published in 1915,Night and Day in 1919,Jacob's Room in 1922.

Roger Fry a Biography

Roger Fry a Biography

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2017

Adeline Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen; 25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her best-known 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 dictum, "e;A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."e; Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life and took her own life by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2017

A stylistically innovative volume of short stories from the groundbreaking author of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando. First presented as one volume in 1921, Monday or Tuesday was the only collection of stories Virginia Woolf published in her lifetime. Written in her experimental, stream-of-consciousness style, these eight unconventional stories eschew traditional plot and character development in favor of interior thoughts, emotions, memories, and associations. From a heron's in-flight perceptions in ';Monday or Tuesday' to a ghost couple searching for treasure in ';A Haunted House,' from a meditation on color as a catalyst for imagination and emotional connections in ';Blue and Green' to the invented stories of a narrator on a train observing a fellow passenger in ';An Unwritten Novel,' Woolf's poetic explorations take readers in directions previously unexamined, revealing an intensity of feeling and depth of insight that would continue to characterize her later work. Michael Cunningham, author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning novel The Hours, has said of Woolf: ';She was doing with language something like what Jimi Hendrix does with a guitar.' Taken together, these lyrical and evocative stories create a rich mosaic of the artist's radically unique sensibility. Monday or Tuesday includes';A Haunted House,' ';A Society,' ';Monday or Tuesday,'';An Unwritten Novel,' ';The String Quartet,' ';Blue and Green,' ';Kew Gardens,' and ';The Mark on the Wall.' This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

"e;Jacob's Room"e; is a 1922 novel by Virginia Woolf. Her third novel, it is set in pre-war England and follows the life of Jacob Flanders through college at Cambridge and into adulthood. The narrative is told primarily through the eyes of the various women in Jacob's life, with themes of emptiness and absence prevalent throughout. This fantastic novel will appeal to fans of Woolf's marvellous work, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was a prominent English writer. She was at the forefront of twentieth century modernism, pioneering the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf was also a key figure in London literary society, most notably the Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Other notable works by this author include: "e;Mrs Dalloway"e; (1925), "e;Orlando"e; (1928), and "e;The Years"e; (1937). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

Night and Day is a novel by Virginia Woolf. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success. Dialogue and descriptions of thought and actions are used in equal amounts. There are four major characters, Katharine Hilbery, Mary Datchet, Ralph Denham, and William Rodney. Night and Day deals with issues concerning women's suffrage, if love and marriage can coexist, and if marriage is necessary for happiness. Motifs throughout the book includes the stars and sky, the River Thames, and walks. Also, Woolf makes many references to the works of William Shakespeare, especially As You Like It. The story, though it centers on Katharine, Ralph, Mary, and William, is dotted with minor characters who appear for the most part only in the various tea parties.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2017

Mrs Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-First World War England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "e;Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street"e; and the unfinished "e;The Prime Minister,"e; the novel addresses Clarissa's preparations for a party she will host that evening. With an interior perspective, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure. In October 2005, Mrs Dalloway was included on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.

Virginia Woolf Between the Acts - Large Print Edition

Virginia Woolf Between the Acts - Large Print Edition

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2017

Two Stories

Two Stories

Author: Virginia Woolf, Mark Haddon Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2017

Virginia Woolf was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. With her husband, Leonard Woolf, she started the Hogarth Press in 1917: the list ranged widely in fiction, poetry, politics and psychoanalysis, and published all Virginia Woolf's own work. Its first publication appeared in 2017: Two Stories, bound in bright Japanese paper, contained a short story from both Virginia and Leonard. Typeset and bound by Virginia, with illustrations by Dora Carrington, 134 copies were printed by Leonard using a small handpress installed in the dining room at Hogarth House, Richmond. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of `Publication No. 1' this new edition of Two Stories takes the original text of Virginia's story, `The Mark on the Wall' (with illustrations by Dora Carrington), and pairs it with a new story, `St Brides Bay', by Mark Haddon, a lifelong reader of Virginia Woolf. TWO STORIES also includes a portrait of Virginia Woolf by Mark Haddon, and a short introduction from the publisher about the founding of the Press.

Liberty Vintage Minis

Liberty Vintage Minis

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2017

Why should one half be free to live, while the other is doomed to watch silently from the sidelines? In this visionary collection, Virginia Woolf leads us on a transformative journey through the liberating powers of the mind. From an exploration of why women were barred from writing and under what conditions they might break free, to the solace derived from haunting London's streets, these essays and stories present Woolf at her most impassioned, rendering the pursuit of liberty one of life's most poetic adventures. Selected from the books A Room of One's Own, The Waves and Street Haunting and Other Essays by Virginia Woolf VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Love by Jeanette Winterson Home by Salman Rushdie Language by Xiaolu Guo Race by Toni Morrison

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2017

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2017

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2017

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2017

Adeline Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen; 25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her best-known 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 dictum, "e;A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."e; Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life[4] and took her own life by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2017

Between the Acts is the final novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1941 shortly after her death. This is a book laden with hidden meaning and allusion. It describes the mounting, performance, and audience of a festival play (hence the title) in a small English village just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Much of it looks forward to the war, with veiled allusions to connection with the continent by flight, swallows representing aircraft, and plunging into darkness. The pageant is a play within a play, representing a rather cynical view of English history. Woolf links together many different threads and ideas - a particularly interesting technique being the use of rhyme words to suggest hidden meanings. Relationships between the characters and aspects of their personalities are explored. The English village bonds throughout the play through their differences and similarities.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2017

To the Lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark of high modernism, the novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To the Lighthouse is secondary to its philosophical introspection. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls childhood emotions and highlights adult relationships. Among the book's many tropes and themes are those of loss, subjectivity, and the problem of perception. In 1998, the Modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.In 2005, the novel was chosen byTIME magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels from 1923 to present.

The Waves

The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2017

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2017

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2017

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf, Sandra M. Gilbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2016

A gorgeous clothbound edition of Woolf's fantastical and enchanting novel, designed by the acclaimed Coralie-Bickford Smith. Orlando has always been an outsider... His longing for passion, adventure and fulfilment takes him out of his own time. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world. Will he find happiness with the exotic Russian Princess Sasha? Or is the dashing explorer Shelmerdine the ideal man? And what form will Orlando take on the journey - a nobleman, traveller, writer? Man or... woman? A wry commentary on gender and history, Orlando is also, in Woolf's own words, a light-hearted 'writer's holiday' which delights in ambiguity and capriciousness. This clothbound Penguin edition is edited by Brenda Lyons with an introduction and notes by Sandra M. Gilbert. 'I read this book and believed it was a hallucinogenic, interactive biography of my own life and future' Tilda Swinton

The Years (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

The Years (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SUSAN HILL The Years follows the lives of the Pargiters, a large middle-class London family, from an uncertain spring in 1880 to a party on a summer evening in the 1930s. We see them each endure and remember heart-break, loss, radical change and stifling conformity, marriage and regret. Written in 1937, this was the most popular of Virginia Woolf's novels during her lifetime, and is a powerful indictment of 'Victorianism' and its values.

Mrs Dalloway (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Mrs Dalloway (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

To The Lighthouse (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

To The Lighthouse (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Mr and Mrs Ramsay and their eight children have always holidayed at their summer house in Skye, surrounded by family friends. The novel's opening section teems with the noise, complications, bruised emotions, joys and quiet tragedies of everyday family life that might go on forever. But time passes, bringing with it war and death, and the summer home stands empty until one day, many years later, when the family return to make the long-postponed visit to the lighthouse. One of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century, To the Lighthouse is at once an intensely autobiographical and universally moving masterpiece.

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality. A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism.

Orlando (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Orlando (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN DUNMORE As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, 36-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as a woman who knows what it is to be a man will give him insight into matters of the heart.

The Waves (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

The Waves (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It 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. Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf's response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty-six.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

"e;Jacob's Room"e; is the third novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 26 October 1922. The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders. Set in pre-war England, the novel begins in Jacob's childhood and follows him through college at Cambridge and into adulthood. The story is told mainly through the perspectives of the women in Jacob's life, including the repressed upper-middle-class Clara Durrant and the uninhibited young art student Florinda, with whom he has an affair. His time in London forms a large part of the story, though towards the end of the novel he travels to Italy and then Greece.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Room of One's Own

Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

A Room of One's Own is an essay based on a series of lectures Virginia Woolf delivered at Cambridge University in 1928. The argument she makes in this pioneering work of feminism is that in order to excel as artists women writers require both a literal and a figurative space they can claim as their own.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Three Guineas

Three Guineas

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

One of Virginia Woolf's most famous works, written as a reply to a letter she had received from a gentleman asking her opinion on preventing the looming war. Full of Woolf's insight and passion as a committed pacifist.

Common Reader - Second Series

Common Reader - Second Series

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A delightful collection of essays penned by Woolf for what she saw as the common reader. An informal, informative and witty celebration of our literary and social heritage.

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

The Waves is Woolf's most experimental novel, it follows seven people through soliloquies as they grow up and seek and develop their own world views.

Common Reader - First Series

Common Reader - First Series

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

Virginia Woolf is well known as one of the most prominent fiction writers of the twentieth century, what may be less well known is her astounding collection of letters and essays. Here is the collection first published in 1925, aimed at 'the Common reader', Woolf produced an eccentric and personal literary and social history of European thought in her own unique style, this collection helped cement Woolf as one of the most popular writers of her time.

Years - Including a Short Biography of the Author

Years - Including a Short Biography of the Author

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

The last of Virginia Woolf's novels published during her lifetime. The Years is seemingly epic in scope, spanning fifty years and the trials and tribulations of an extended family, but remains in-depth and personal focusing on a single day in each chosen year to give the reader a real connection as we watch the characters and relationships evolve and grow through their life time.

Between the Acts - A Novel - Including a Short Biography of the Author

Between the Acts - A Novel - Including a Short Biography of the Author

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

Virginia Woolf is undoubtedly one of the finest authors of the 20th century and this is her final novel, published after her suicide. Written on the eve of the Second World War, this is a story laden with hidden meaning and allusion to the fear and confusion of war.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

Orlando is generally considered Woolf's most accessible and influential novels. Concerning the 300 year life of a man born during the reign of Elizabeth I and his quest to write a great poem, having love affairs as both man and women against the backdrop of some of the most important moments in European history. This novel has been hugely influential stylistically and is still an important moment in literary history and particularly in women's writing and gender studies.

Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A collection of the finest essays written by one of the greatest essay writers in the English language.

Short Stories of Virginia Woolf

Short Stories of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A collection of the very best short stories that Virginia Woolf had written and reworked throughout her life, including some posthumously published by her widower Leonard Woolf.

Room of One's Own

Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

An extended essay which was based on a series of lectures that Woolf delivered at two women's colleges which are part of Cambridge University. The essay explores women both as writers and characters in fiction.

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A fabulous collection of short stories by one of the greatest writers of the twentieth centuries, the only collection that Woolf published herself.

Letter to a Young Poet

Letter to a Young Poet

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A letter from Virginia Woolf to an aspiring poet who had written to her for help with composition. A fascinating insight into the way Woolf thought of poetry.

Street Haunting: A London Adventure

Street Haunting: A London Adventure

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A snapshot of the life on a London street one wintry evening, through the eyes of one of the most wonderfully descriptive writers of the twentieth century.

Unwritten Novel

Unwritten Novel

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A stunning short story about perspective and reality compared to the power of imagination and the ease of losing yourself in your own thoughts.

Collected Essays and Letters of Virginia Woolf - Including a Short Biography of the Author

Collected Essays and Letters of Virginia Woolf - Including a Short Biography of the Author

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

Virginia Woolf once said that the essay 'is simply to give pleasure', one with this collection of her work you can see she achieved her goal. Full of wit and passion on various topics this book is a must for anybody interested in understanding this great writer.

Collected Novels of Virginia Woolf - Volume I - The Years, The Waves

Collected Novels of Virginia Woolf - Volume I - The Years, The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

The Waves' and 'The Years' are two of Virginia Woolf's finest novels, here they are collected together.

Collected Novels of Virginia Woolf - Volume II - Between the Acts, Mrs Dalloway, Orlando

Collected Novels of Virginia Woolf - Volume II - Between the Acts, Mrs Dalloway, Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A collection of three of the very finest works, from one of the greatest novelists of the 20th Century.

Virginia Woolf on the Ghost Stories of Henry James

Virginia Woolf on the Ghost Stories of Henry James

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

A collection of three essays written by Virginia Woolf concerning the ghost stories of Henry James.

Lectures, Essays and Literary Criticism of Virginia Woolf

Lectures, Essays and Literary Criticism of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

Virginia Woolf was one of the finest essayists of the twentieth century and here are collected some of her greatest works. Turning her witty and perceptive mind onto some of the finest minds of English literature.

Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron

Author: Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry, Julia Margaret Cameron, Tristram Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2016

Bringing together three of the most important early writings about Julia Margaret Cameron - her own autobiographical fragment, Annals of My Glass House, the biographical essay by Virginia Woolf, and the path-breaking appreciation by Roger Fry - this book is essential for anyone interested in Victorian culture and photography. Illustrated with over 40 of Julia Margaret Cameron's most exciting photographs.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2016

'Sally stopped; picked a flower; kissed her on the lips.' On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax in Woolf's great novel of time, memory, war and the city. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

Flush

Flush

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

'Things are not simple but complex. If he bit Mr. Browning he bit her too. Hatred is not hatred; hatred is also love.' Virginia Woolf's delightful biography of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel, which asks what it means to be human - and to be dog. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

The complexities of marriage and familial relationships are explored in Virginia Woolfs brilliant stream of consciousness novel.While vacationing on the Isle of Skye, the youngest of the Ramsay children, James, eagerly anticipates a visit to a lighthouse, however, Mr. Ramsay believes the weather will not be fair enough to allow for the excursion, and his dismissal of Jamess excitement creates tension with Mrs. Ramsay. Ten years later, and after the end of the First World War, when the Ramsays return to the Isle of Sky and complete their abandoned outing, James and his father experience a rareand possibly fleetingmoment of reconciliation.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

As she prepares to host a party that evening, Clarissa Dalloway ponders the choices she has made in her lifeparticularly that of her marriage, which has brought her both social status and respect.An outstanding example of stream of consciousness narration, Mrs. Dalloway moves seamlessly backwards and forwards in time, and through the inner thoughts of its characters, to construct a complete and telling portrait of the character of Mrs. Dalloway.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

The lives of seven charactersBernard, Louis, Neville, Jinny, Susan, Rhoda, and Percivalare recounted from childhood to adulthood through personal reflections interspersed with scenes from the English coast at varying points in a single day.Recognized as Virginia Woolfs most experimental novel, The Waves forsakes plot structure in favour of soliloquies that flow from one character to the next as the group moves from their schooldays to their professional adulthood.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

The daughter of a literary household of means, Katherine Hilbery has distanced herself from romantic entanglements in favour of a life of intellectual pursuits. Mary Datchet, the daughter of a country vicar, has chosen to focus her attentions on supporting the suffrage movement. But when confronted with offers of marriage from unlikely suitors, both women must determine whether or not there is room for love in the lives they have chosen to lead.One of Virginia Woolfs earliest novels, Night and Day examines each womans thoughts on love, marriage, and personal fulfillment in Edwardian England.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2015

'I feel the need of an escapade after these serious poetic experimental books...I want to kick up my heels & be off.' Orlando tells the tale of an extraordinary individual who lives through centuries of English history, first as a man, then as a woman; of his/her encounters with queens, kings, novelists, playwrights, and poets, and of his/her struggle to find fame and immortality not through actions, but through the written word. At its heart are the life and works of Woolf's friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, and Knole, the historic home of the Sackvilles. But as well as being a love letter to Vita, Orlando mocks the conventions of biography and history, teases the pretensions of contemporary men of letters, and wryly examines sexual double standards. This new edition discusses Woolf's stylistic aims, the biographical parallels, and the work's literary context, and includes the original illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Room of One's Own

Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

A Room of One's Own is an essay based on a series of lectures Virginia Woolf delivered at Cambridge University in 1928. The argument she makes in this pioneering work of feminism is that in order to excel as artists women writers require both a literal and a figurative space they can claim as their own.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

This charming short story by one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf, is set on a hot July day in Kew Gardens. Woolf creates an impressionistic world with snippets of conversation, wondering thoughts and sparks of colour. The gentle narrative drifts between different characters as they stroll through the world famous botanic gardens. In this new edition published by Kew, delightful illustrations accompany the text in this attractive gift book.

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Noapte si zi

Noapte si zi

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2015

„Cred ca niciodata scrisul nu mi-a produs atâta placere ca atunci când am scris ultima parte a romanului Noapte si zi.“ – Virginia Woolf„Noapte E i zi este libretul perfect al unei opere clasice în maniera comicA , dar melancolicA a lui Mozart, cu un oarecare adaos de disonanE e stilistice – cum stA bine unui text modern.“ – Jane Marcus„Romanul acesta îmi pare a fi un exerciE iu deliberat clasicizant. ConE ine tot ceea ce a caracterizat proza romanescA englezA în ultimii o sutA cincizeci de ani: încredere în relaE iile personale, recursul la scene umoristice secundare, accentul pe diferenE ierile sociale nesemnificative.“ – E.M. Forster„Virginia Woolf a fost o mare scriitoare. Vocea ei este unicA , la fel ca stilul ei. Opera ei exercitA o influenA A activA asupra scriitorilor AYi una subtilA asupra a ceea ce ne-am obiAYnuit sA aAYteptA m de la literatura modernA . [...] A fost o inovatoare care a redefinit romanul AYi a deschis calea evoluA iilor sale ulterioare.“ – Jeanette WintersonClasici moderni Litera pune laolaltA scriitori moderni ale cA ror opere au devenit deja repere clasice. Cele mai importante, mai provocatoare, mai emoE ionante, mai revoluE ionare opere din ultimii 125 de ani – cA rE i care vor continua sA fie citite de la o generaE ie la alta.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2015

Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Virginia Woolf, 'Night and Day.'Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged, but uncertain of her future. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney, and her dangerous attraction to the passionate Ralph Denham. As she struggles to decide, the lives of two other women - women's rights activist Mary Datchet and Katharine's mother, Margaret, struggling to weave together the documents, events and memories of her own father's life into a biography - impinge on hers with unexpected and intriguing consequences. Virginia Woolf's delicate second novel is both a love story and a social comedy, yet it also subtly undermines these traditions, questioning a woman's role and the very nature of experience. Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist 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, "e;a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."e;Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been the result of what is now termed bipolar disorder, and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2015

Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Virginia Woolf, 'Jacob's Room.'Set in pre-war England, the novel begins in Jacob's childhood and follows him through college at Cambridge and into adulthood. The story is told mainly through the perspectives of the women in Jacob's life, including the repressed upper-middle-class Clara Durrant and the uninhibited young art student Florinda, with whom he has an affair. His time in London forms a large part of the story, though towards the end of the novel he travels to Italy and then Greece.Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist 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, "e;a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."e;Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been the result of what is now termed bipolar disorder, and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

The Waves

The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2015

Through a series of connected monologues, The Waves tells the story of six very different friends - Bernard, Louis, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda - as they progress from childhood to middle age. Interspersed with evocative descriptions of the seaside at different times of day, the poignant personal histories coalesce into a poetic tapestry of human experience. A commercial and critical success when it was first published in 1931, and now considered by some to be Virginia Woolf's most ambitious novel, showcasing her Modernist narrative techniques at their finest, The Waves casts a visionary and lyrical light on everyday life.

Delphi Complete Works of Virginia Woolf (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Virginia Woolf (Illustrated)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Virginia Woolf was one of the foremost authors of the twentieth century, whose ground-breaking novels and essays had a profound impact on modernist literature. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present Woolf's complete works in a single edition. The comprehensive eBook is complemented with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 8)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Woolf's life and works* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts* ALL 10 novels, with individual contents tables* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories and essays* The rare play penned by Woolf, appearing in no other collection* Easily locate the essays or short stories you want to read* Includes Woolf's memoirs and diary - spend hours exploring the author's literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres* UPDATED with completely revised texts, more images and rare essaysPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsTHE VOYAGE OUTNIGHT AND DAYJACOB'S ROOMMRS. DALLOWAYTO THE LIGHTHOUSEORLANDOTHE WAVESFLUSHTHE YEARSBETWEEN THE ACTSThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PlayFRESHWATERThe Non-FictionTHE COMMON READER: FIRST SERIESTHE COMMON READER: SECOND SERIESA ROOM OF ONE'S OWNLONDON ESSAYSWALTER SICKERT: A CONVERSATIONTHREE GUINEASTHE DEATH OF THE MOTH AND OTHER ESSAYSTHE MOMENT AND OTHER ESSAYSROGER FRY: A BIOGRAPHYON BEING ILLTHE CAPTAIN'S DEATH BED AND OTHER ESSAYSGRANITE AND RAINBOWBOOKS AND PORTRAITSWOMEN AND WRITINGUNCOLLECTED ESSAYSThe EssaysLIST OF ESSAYS AND REVIEWS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF ESSAYS AND REVIEWS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe MemoirsMOMENTS OF BEINGWRITER'S DIARYPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

Roger Fry a Biography

Roger Fry a Biography

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The first book by one of the most accomplished novelists of the 20th Century. The Voyage Out tells the story of Rachel Vinrace, a young woman on a boat trip from England to South America. Her journey across the ocean is mirrored by a psuedo-mythological journey of self-discovery. It features Clarissa Dalloway, who Woolf would later feature as the protagonist of Mrs. Dalloway. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A definitive take on love and marriage by one of the greatest feminist authors in history. Night and Day tells the intertwining stories of Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. Both characters have to reconcile their views on, and desire for, love with their specific ambitions regarding independence. Mary, in particularly, is a suffragist, and embodies many of Woolf's ideals regarding feminism. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A character study of one man Jacob Flanders told through vague, ambiguous impressions from other people. The novel chronicles Jacob's life, from childhood to adulthood, and eschews conventional plot structures in favour of its pseudo-biographical approach. It is one of Woolf's strangest and most unique novels, and an important moment in the development of modernism. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

One of the most successful novels from one of the 20th Century's greatest authors. Clarissa Dalloway, a member of London's high society, is planning a party. These preparations, and the various people from her past and present who cross her path during them. Meanwhile, Septimus Smith, a war veteran, struggles with the realities of living with PTSD. Mrs. Dalloway is a key modernist novel, and one of the finest example of the stream of consciousness writing style. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Virgnia's Woolf's crowning achievement, and one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. To the Lighthouse tells the story of the Ramsey family, gathered at a cottage with several guests. While the story lacks a conventional narrative, many of the events centre around the desire of James, one of the Ramseys' children, to visit a lighthouse. It is one of the classics of the modernist movement, and the stream of consciousness narrative style in particular. The second section, Time Passes, is famous for its depiction of loss and death over the course of years. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A brilliantly satirical look at the English literary tradition, and a still-relevant example of early 20th Century feminist writing. Orlando is a British poet, born under the reign of Elizabeth I, who travels through time, meeting famous figures in English literary history and changing sexes while doing so. In addition to its importance to the feminist literary tradition, it is also highly regarded as being an early, positive depiction of a transgendered person. Though not as famous as some of her other novels, Orlando has a strong following. The main character appeared in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The most radically original book from one of the modernist movement's greatest writers. The Waves follows the lives of seven people from childhood to adulthood, exploring questions of self, of consciousness, and of masculinity and femininity. It is exclusively told through long soliloquies by six of the characters, an entirely original approach to narrative that highlights Virginia Woolf's bottomless innovative capacity. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Years

Years

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A novel that is both epic in scope and quiet in nature; it captures the breadth of Virginia Woolf's talents.Woolf exquisitely captures the life of an English family, their drifting apart and coming together, over more than 50 years, choosing to focus on the intimate details of individual days.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The final novel of one of the 20th Century's greatest voices. On the lawn of an English country estate, a pageant is going to be performed. Attended by most of the locals, it is an overview of English history in several parts. Interspersed among the preparations, the audience interact, serving as a second microcosm of English life. The looming spectre of World War II serves as a backdrop to novel's action. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

In the Orchard

In the Orchard

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

In the Orchard was written in the year 1923 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Society

Society

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A Society was written in the year 1921 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

String Quartet

String Quartet

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The String Quartet was written in the year 1921 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Monday or Tuesday was written in the year 1921 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Unwritten Novel

Unwritten Novel

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

An Unwritten Novel was written in the year 1920 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Solid Objects

Solid Objects

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Solid Objects was written in the year 1920 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Kew Gardens was written in the year 1919 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Mark on the Wall

Mark on the Wall

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Mark on the Wall was written in the year 1917 by Virginia Woolf. This book is one of the most popular novels of Virginia Woolf, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Lunes o martes

Lunes o martes

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Lunes o martes, el unico volumen de cuentos de Virginia Woolf que vio la luz publica durante su vida, en 1921.

El cuarteto de cuerdas

El cuarteto de cuerdas

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

En este cuento, Virginia Woolf explora los matices de la musica, de un modo acorde a sus propias impresiones. Es decir, cuestionando y ahondando constantemente en esas impresiones. ?Es la experiencia estetica una fuga, una manera de escapar del mundo?

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modeled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. And Rachel's journey from a cloistered life in a London suburb to freedom, challenging intellectual discourse and discovery very likely reflects Woolf's own journey from a repressive household to the intellectual stimulation of the Bloomsbury Group.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders, and is presented entirely by the impressions other characters have of Jacob (except for those times when we do indeed get Jacob's perspective). Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed as a void in place of the central character, if indeed the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success.

Congenial Spirits Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf

Congenial Spirits Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2015

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 marvelous 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.

Between the Acts and a Room of One's Own

Between the Acts and a Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2015

Between the Acts (Aziloth Books)

Between the Acts (Aziloth Books)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2015

Flush

Flush

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2015

A modernist consideration of city life seen through the eyes of a dog named Flush. Most insightful and experimental are Woolf's emotional and philosophical views verbalised in Flush's thoughts. For Flush smell is poetry, but for Barrett Browning, poetry is impossible without words. In Flush Woolf examines the barriers that exist between woman and animal created by language yet overcome through symbolic actions.

Haunted House

Haunted House

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2015

Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure-a ghostly couple. Stooping, holding their silver lamp above us, long they look and deeply. Long they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops slightly. Wild beams of moonlight cross both floor and wall, and, meeting, stain the faces bent; the faces pondering; the faces that search the sleepers and seek their hidden joy.

New Dress

New Dress

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2015

Mabel had her first serious suspicion that something was wrong as she took her cloak off and Mrs. Barnet, while handing her the mirror and touching the brushes and thus drawing her attention, perhaps rather markedly, to all the appliances for tidying and improving hair, complexion, clothes, which existed on the dressing table, confirmed the suspicion-that it was not right, not quite right, which growing stronger as she went upstairs and springing at her, with conviction as she greeted Clarissa Dalloway, she went straight to the far end of the room, to a shaded corner where a looking-glass hung and looked. No! It was not RIGHT.

Together and Apart

Together and Apart

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2015

Mrs. Dalloway introduced them, saying you will like him. The conversation began some minutes before anything was said, for both Mr. Serle and Miss Arming looked at the sky and in both of their minds the sky went on pouring its meaning though very differently, until the presence of Mr. Serle by her side became so distinct to Miss Anning that she could not see the sky, simply, itself, any more, but the sky shored up by the tall body, dark eyes, grey hair, clasped hands, the stern melancholy...

Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2015

Somewhere in England, just before the Second World War it is the day when the annual pageant is to be performed in the grounds of the house. The pageant is traditionally a celebration of English history, and is attended by the entire local community. The owner of the house is a widower. His sister Lucy, who is also living in the house, is slightly eccentric but harmless. Oliver has a son, Giles, who has a job in the city and is restless and frustrated. His wife, Isa, is staying at the house with her two children and has lost interest in Giles. She is attracted to a local gentleman farmer, Haines, although the relationship goes no further than eye contact...

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...' In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creative achievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles. In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. Three Guineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their arguments continue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Room of One's Own (Aziloth Books)

A Room of One's Own (Aziloth Books)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2015

Jacob's Room - Scholar's Choice Edition

Jacob's Room - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2014

Night and Day is a novel by Virginia Woolf first published on 20 October 1919. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success.

The Waves

The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/12/2014

'I, who would wish to feel close over me the protective waves of the ordinary, catch with the tail of my eye some far horizon.' Intensely visionary yet absorbed with the everyday; experimental, daring and challenging, The Waves is regarded by many as Virginia Woolf's greatest achievement. It follows a set of six friends from childhood to middle age as they experience the world around them and explore who they are and what it means to be alive. As the contours of their lives are revealed, a unique novel is slowly unveiled. Enfolded within Woolf's lyrical and mysterious language, the mundane takes on a startling new significance while distant pasts are no less in play than the clamorous sounds and kaleidoscopic sights of the modern city. Yet precisely where the alluringly enigmatic pages of The Waves are leading, and what deeper meanings are held within its undulant chapters and shimmering interludes, are questions that have never ceased to enthral readers and critics alike. In this new edition David Bradshaw considers the spellbinding oddness and originality of The Waves, helping the reader to negotiate a way though this most poetic and haunting of novels. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Night And Day

Night And Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

Katharine Hilbery and Mary Dachet are two young women of marriageable age, and although both have prospects, they also have other areas of interestKatharine is passionate about her intellectual pursuits and Mary works on a campaign for womens suffrage. Both women must learn to balance their expectations for their futures and their prospects for marriage with their own passions and happiness.One of Virginia Woolfs lesser known, earlier novels, Night and Day relies less heavily on the stream of consciousness style that is so distinctive in the authors later novels.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Years

Years

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

The life and history of the Partiger family is explored in snapshots of a single day from the 1880s through the 1930s.The final novel to be published by Virginia Woolf in her lifetime, The Years was initially structured as part of a novel-essay intended to resolve some of the loose ends from A Room of Ones Own, but was separated from the non-fiction portions when the structure of a novel-essay proved to be problematic. The essay portions of the manuscript were later published as Three Guineas.HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Three Guineas

Three Guineas

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2014

A response to an educated gentlemans request for her opinion on how to prevent the looming conflict that would become the Second World War, Three Guineas imparts Virginia Woolfs perspective on how to avoid another armed conflict. Using a question and answer format, Woolf responds to the gentlemans request by addressing three main questions: how can war be prevented? why is education for women so poorly supported? and why are women discouraged from pursuing professional careers?Three Guineas was initially written as a novel-essay that would resolve some of the loose ends from A Room of Ones Own, however, when it became clear that the structure of the work was problematic, Woolf separated the two elements, producing the novel The Years, and the non-fiction Three Guineas.HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Virginia Woolf: Essays on the Self

Virginia Woolf: Essays on the Self

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2014

Woolf's fine character studies of several authors, among them Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who 'seems not a man, but a swarm, a cloud, a buzz of words, darting this way and that, clustering, quivering and hanging suspended'. He is, Woolf adds,so complex, so eccentric, that we 'become dazed in the labyrinth of what we call Coleridge'. He was incapable of adopting requisite social modes, of suppressing his obsessive urge to talk, of pandering to the expectations of others. Woolf tries to capture a 'clear picture' of Coleridge but this metaphor is skewed and what she really reveals is a voice - mad and beautiful - never to be heard again:

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2014

A Room of One's Own is Virginia Woolf's most powerful feminist essay, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. Based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, the essay is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major twentieth-century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. Between 1925 and 1931 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). If you enjoyed A Room of One's Own, you might like Woolf's Orlando, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century' Hermione Lee, Financial Times

Street Haunting and Other Essays

Street Haunting and Other Essays

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Virginia Woolf began writing reviews for the Guardian 'to make a few pence' from her father's death in 1904, and continued until the last decade of her life. The result is a phenomenal collection of articles, of which this selection offers a fascinating glimpse, which display the gifts of a dazzling social and literary critic as well as the development of a brilliant and influential novelist. From reflections on class and education, to slyly ironic reviews, musings on the lives of great men and 'Street Haunting', a superlative tour of her London neighbourhood, this is Woolf at her most thoughtful and entertaining.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

Through the perspectives and voices of various people close to him, Jacobs Room follows the life of Jacob Flanders from his childhood through to his young adulthood at the cusp of the First World War.Jacobs Room is considered to be an excellent example of modernist literature. Intertwining the impressions and feelings of the various narrating characters that relate to him, while Jacob himself remains an abstraction removed from the reader, despite being the central focus of the story.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

When Rachel Vinrace sets out on a sea voyage to South America aboard her fathers ship, she not only departs from England, but also sails away from her small, insulated life, and her preconceptions about the world and the people in it.The Voyage Out was Virginia Woolfs first novel and was originally published in 1915 after five years of work. The book was well-received and added much to the foundations of Woolfs literary fame. In 1981, the scholar Louise DeSalvo published another version of the book under its original title Melymbrosia, restoring sections of the novel that were edited out of the original version because they were considered too critical of society.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Impressionistic novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1922. Experimental in form, it centers on the character of Jacob Flanders, a lonely young man unable to synthesize his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of contemporary society, notabl

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

A study of the contrasts in the daily lives of two friends, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet their loves, marriages, happinesses, and successes.

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

First published in 1915, The story is about a sea voyage for South America with a cast of characters.

Selected Works Of Virginia Woolf

Selected Works Of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2014

A member of the Bloomsbury Group, Virginia Woolfs novels and prose are now among the most prominent books of the modern period. The Selected Works of Virginia Woolf includes the novels Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves, and Orlando, and the feminist essay A Room of One's Own.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Orlando, a young nobleman and one of Queen Elizabeth I's court favourites, is the object of many ladies' attentions but, after suffering heartbreak, he prefers literary pursuits to entertaining any thoughts of marriage. Having obtained a ambassadorial post in Constantinople, Orlando falls into a long sleep and wakes up suddenly transformed into a woman. Also blessed with the gift of never ageing, she embarks on adventurous travels throughout Europe and the following centuries, observing what it is like to be female.

The Waves (Aziloth Books)

The Waves (Aziloth Books)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2014

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went. And what the poets said in rhyme, the young translated into practice.' Written for her lover Vita Sackville-West, `Orlando' is Woolf's playfully subversive take on a biography, here tracing the fantastical life of Orlando. As the novel spans centuries and continents, gender and identity, we follow Orlando's adventures in love - from being a lord in the Elizabethan court to a lady in 1920s London. First published in 1928, this tale of unrivalled imagination and wit quickly became the most famous work of women's fiction. Sexuality, destiny, independence and desire - all come to the fore in this highly influential novel that heralded a new era in women's writing.

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind...' Based on a lecture given at Cambridge and first published in 1929, `A Room of One's Own' interweaves Woolf's personal experience as a female writer with themes ranging from Austen and Bronte to Shakespeare's gifted (and imaginary) sister. `Three Guineas', Woolf's most impassioned polemic, came almost a decade later and broke new ground by challenging the very notions of war and masculinity. This volume combines two inspirational, witty and urbane essays from one of literature's pre-eminent voices; collectively they constitute a brilliant and lucid attack on sexual inequality.

Room Of One's Own

Room Of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

Based on a series of lectures delivered by author Virginia Woolf at womens colleges, A Room of Ones Own is an essay that calls out for a broader representation of women writers in the literary world of Woolfs time. Heralded as a call to action for women writers to carve out space both mentally and physically for their artistic endeavours, Woolfs essay has become a cornerstone for modern feminism.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

The story began in the Elizabeth Era of the Sixteenth Century, ended "e;Now"e; when Woolf stopped writing in 1928 and lasted for four hundred years. Orlando was an innocent beautiful young nobleman who entered the palace since he was loved by Queen Elizabeth. After King James ascended the throne, the big frost came. Orlando encountered a Russian princess and fell in love with her. As a result, he was crossed in love and out of favor and finally lived in a countryside mansion. Orlando had been fascinated in literature and poetry since childhood. The figure of Shakespeare made him unforgettable. He managed to be acquainted with the poet Greene. However, he was unexpectedly teased. In addition, he could not bear to be entangled by the Romanian Archduchess. Therefore, he volunteered for going to Turkey as an ambassador. After a big fire in Constantinople, he metamorphosed into a woman. Then she left the official circles and hid her identity among the gypsies. Then she returned to England, became a lady of the upper class and got acquainted with a number of famous scholars of the time. In the Vitoria Era, to continue writing, Orlando can only compromised with the spirit of the era and married a captain. By the end of the story, Orlando was an award-winning poet of the Twentieth Century. She returned to the mansion which ran through the whole book and symbolized the tradition, and came to the Oak Tree to recall her eternal pursuit of literature and poetry.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2014

'Night and Day' Virginia Woolf's second novel, portrays the author's sister Vanessa in the character of Katharine Hilbery, the gifted daughter of a distinguished literary family who is trapped in a stifling environment and unable to express herself.

Virginia Woolf Megapack

Virginia Woolf Megapack

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2014

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. This mammoth collection of her work assembles 28 novels and short stories, including many of her most famous works. Contained here are:THE VOYAGE OUTNIGHT AND DAYJACOB'S ROOMORLANDO: A BIOGRAPHYA HAUNTED HOUSEA SOCIETYBLUE & GREENMONDAY OR TUESDAYAN UNWRITTEN NOVELTHE STRING QUARTETKEW GARDENSTHE MARK ON THE WALLTHE NEW DRESSTHE SHOOTING PARTYLAPPIN AND LAPINOVASOLID OBJECTSTHE LADY IN THE LOOKING-GLASS: A REFLECTIONTHE DUCHESS AND THE JEWELLERMOMENTS OF BEINGTHE MAN WHO LOVED HIS KINDTHE SEARCHLIGHTTHE LEGACYTOGETHER AND APARTA SUMMING UPMRS. DALLOWAYFLUSH: A BIOGRAPHYBETWEEN THE ACTSIf you enjoy this volume, check out other entries (including literature, mysteries, westerns, science fiction, ghost stories, and much more) in this best-selling series. Search on "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list. (Sort by date to see the most recent additions.)

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2014

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2014

Originally hand-printed at her Hogarth Press in Richmond, Monday or Tuesday is the only collection of short stories that Virginia Woolf published during her lifetime, providing a fascinating insight into the early stages of development of themes that would blossom in her later masterpieces. From the impressionist description of four groups of people walking by a flowerbed in the botanic gardens at Kew to the soaring flight of a heron above the teeming life of towns and cities below and the reveries of a woman as she looks at a mark on the wall, the eight pieces included in this volume showcase Woolf's inimitable observational powers and her boldly modern style of writing.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/02/2014

Virginia Woolf's third novel, Jacob's Room, marked a radical, new departure in her style: the most experimental of all her novels, it enacts the 'smashing and crashing' of form that Woolf called for in the modernist movement. Set in pre-war England, the novel tells the life story of Jacob Flanders. Through the collective memories of those who knew him, we follow his childhood, through to his time at Cambridge, and then into adulthood. Jacob's Room is evocative and poignant in regards to human relationships, and Woolf describes scenes and characters with a beauty unsurpassed. She combines language in a majestic manner as she meditates on the multiple people we encounter who vanish into the inexorable flux of life and provides a kind of elegiac stream found in her best-known work such as To the Lighthouse.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2013

Orlando follows the eponymous hero over three centuries of his lifetime, during which he ages only thirty-six years. In a setting that combines history and fantasy, Orlando falls into numerous adventures, including an affair with the elderly Queen of England and a passionate tryst with a Russian princess. Perhaps the most notable period of Orlandos life, though, is when he falls into a deep sleep and wakes up days later as a woman.Orlando is a semi-autobiographical historical novel based on the life Virginia Woolfs lover, Vita Sackville-West. Woolf dedicates the novel to Sackville-West, and through it explores the concept of gender roles and the human condition. Orlando has been adapted for both theatre and film, most notably in the 1992 feature film starring Tilda Swinton in the role of Orlando.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2013

Set against the backdrop of a seaside dreamscape, Virginia Woolfs experimental novel, The Waves, follows the lives of six childrenBernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louisfrom birth to death as they fleetingly unite around the elusive figure of a seventh child, Percival. Largely abandoning traditional plot structure, The Waves recounts the thoughts, feelings and perceptions of all six characters in a series of interwoven soliloquies that simultaneously span the course of their lives and the course of a single day. Many of the characters depicted in Woolfs The Waves are said to be inspired by the conversations and correspondences she shared with her peers; friends and writing rivals such as T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and Lytton Strachey.HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Room Of One's Own

Room Of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2013

Based on a series of lectures delivered by author Virginia Woolf at womens colleges, A Room of Ones Own is an essay that calls out for a broader representation of women writers in the literary world of Woolfs time. Heralded as a call to action for women writers to carve out space both mentally and physically for their artistic endeavours, Woolfs essay has become a cornerstone for modern feminism.Touching on subjects such as the importance of education, the history of female writers, and the taboo of lesbianism, Woolf constructs the unhealthy picture of the current reception for womens work in literature, and passionately argues for the importance of the female voice. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

The Waves

The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2013

Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The book follows them as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature. Widely regarded as one of Woolf's greatest and most original works, The Waves conveys the rhythms of life in synchrony with the cycle of nature and the passage of time. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

The London Scene

The London Scene

Author: Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

To The Lighthouse

To The Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

Adeline Virginia Woolf ( 1882 - 28th March 1941) is one of Britain's leading literary talents and a pioneer of modernist writing especially 'stream of consciousness' which provides the reader with the flow of thoughts from the naked inner voice without any filter, order or arrangement. She overcame sexual abuse from her brothers, the death of her mother and then sister in her childhood but it was the death of her father as a young adult that institutionalised her. These dark emotional episodes were to reappear at different times throughout her life but did not prevent her prolific output of some of the most poignant and poetic prose ever written. This is undoubtedly evident in To the Lighthouse a vivid narrative of the Ramsey family and their holiday to the Scottish Isle of Skye where they dream of reaching the remote, inaccessible but ever present lighthouse that stands the same in an ever changing world. The novel minutely details a portrait of each family member that reveals truths on childhood, parenthood and marriage together with the meaning of time and memory.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

Adeline Virginia Woolf ( 1882 - 28th March 1941) is one of Britain's leading literary talents and a pioneer of modernist writing especially 'stream of consciousness' which provides the reader with the flow of thoughts from the naked inner voice without any filter, order or arrangement. She overcame sexual abuse from her brothers, the death of her mother and then sister in her childhood but it was the death of her father as a young adult that institutionalised her. These dark emotional episodes were to reappear at different times throughout her life but did not prevent her prolific output of some of the most poignant and poetic prose ever written. Mrs Dalloway is often thought of as one of Woolf's most brilliant novels and was the basis of the award winning film The Hours. It takes place on a June day in post WWI London where wealthy socialite Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the finishing touches to her party. She considers those that will be attending her party that evening, past loves, people who have touched her life, a re-evaluation of her practical marriage and her hesitancy in growing old. These flashbacks, reminiscences and memories conjure up a vivid and insightful portrait that make this a riveting read and a classic work by a brilliant author at the top of her game.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

Written in author Virginia Woolfs trademark stream-of-consciousness style, Mrs. Dalloway intricately and vividly explores a day in the life of Clarissa Dallowaya woman of high-society London in the midst of preparations for a party. Moving through time, and from one characters innermost thoughts to those of another, Woolfs fourth novel is a moving portrait of privileged life inter-war England.Because of its moving portrayal of the monumental moments experienced in everyday life, Mrs. Dalloway has been recognized as one of the most revolutionary novels of the twentieth century. It was listed on TIME magazines 100 best English-language novels of all time and was the inspiration for Michael Cunninghams The Hours, both a Pulitzer Prize winning novel and an Oscar winning film starring Nicole Kidman.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

To The Lighthouse

To The Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

Two brief episodes, separated by a decade and the First World War, provide a glimpse into the personalities and relationships that make up the Ramsay family. In both instances, as the family visits their summer home in the Isle of Skye, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay in turn contemplate their life choices and their marriage.Thoughtful and introspective, To the Lighthouse is an impressive example of both stream of consciousness narrative and early modernist literature, which favours philosophical contemplation over action and plot. The most autobiographical of Woolfs novels, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay were based in part upon her own parents, and its through their lives that she effectively explores the devastating impact of war upon British society. To the Lighthouse has been named one of the top one hundred books in English literature by both Time Magazine and the Modern Library.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Short Stories Of Virginia Woolf

Short Stories Of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2013

This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers of a most excellent standard. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you perhaps would rather not visit on your own. Many of these titles are on our audiobook version which can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2013

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Clarissa Dalloway is a woman of high-society - vivacious, hospitable and sociable on the surface, yet underneath troubled and dissatisfied with her life in post-war Britain. This disillusionment is an emotion that bubbles under the surface of all of Woolf's characters in Mrs Dalloway. Centred around one day in June where Clarissa is preparing for and holding a party, her interior monologue mingles with those of the other central characters in a stream of consciousness, entwining, yet never actually overriding the pervading sense of isolation that haunts each person. One of Virginia Woolf's most accomplished novels, Mrs Dalloway is widely regarded as one of the most revolutionary works of the 20th century in its style and the themes that it tackles. The sense that Clarissa has married the wrong person, her past love for another female friend and the death of an intended party guest all serve to amplify this stultifying existence.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Every summer, the Ramsays visit their summer home on the beautiful Isle of Skye, surrounded by the excitement and chatter of family and friends, mirroring Virginia Woolf's own joyful holidays of her youth. But as time passes, and in its wake the First World War, the transience of life becomes ever more apparent through the vignette of the thoughts and observations of the novel's disparate cast. A landmark of high modernism and the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf's novels, To the Lighthouse explores themes of loss, class structure and the question of perception, in a hauntingly beautiful memorial to the lost but not forgotten. Chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2013

To the Lighthouse was published in 1927 by Hogarth Press two years after Mrs Dalloway and a year before Orlando. The plot - not the most important aspect at all - concerns a family's decision to visit a lighthouse on two separate occasions, the first, unsuccessfully, when the children are young and the second, successfully, when the children are ten years older but the mother has died. The essential parts of the plot, the death of the mother and the demise of a son, are merely referred to (the first in brackets!), but are central to the tone and feel of the second part in which the initially maligned father proves his worth in the eyes of his children.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

Written in author Virginia Woolfs trademark stream-of-consciousness style, Mrs. Dalloway intricately and vividly explores a day in the life of Clarissa Dallowaya woman of high-society London in the midst of preparations for a party. Moving through time, and from one characters innermost thoughts to those of another, Woolfs fourth novel is a moving portrait of privileged life inter-war England.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2013

Published in 1915, but written and revised in stages from 1912, The Voyage Out was Woolf's first novel. The plot follows Rachel Vinrace on her voyage aboard her father's ship to South America. During the voyage, Rachel meets a number of well-constructed characters that include Clarissa Dalloway (later given her own novel), and others that have been shown to be based on Llyton Strachey and Vanessa Bell. Outwardly, this arrangement allows Woolf to run through a satire of Edwardian life, but deeper down the novel shows evidence of autobiographical elements. The father's ship, for example, might represent Woolf's perception of a life as set out by her own father, dead perhaps six or seven years prior to her writing the novel. Also the plot features a recollection of a mother's death which the principal character is unable to bring herself to remember and certain dream sequences have been highlighted for their insight into Woolf's own mental predisposition.

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2013

The Waves, published by Hogarth Press in 1931, might be said to be plotless in essence whilst also serving as a counterpoint to her earlier novel Jacob's Room. The structure, because that's a more helpful notion, is built around the soliloquys of six characters while a seventh, much like Jacob but this time kept silent, hovers in the background. Interspersed between these six voices are attendant naturalistic descriptions of waves breaking on a shore at different points of the day from dawn to dusk; another instance of Woolf's childhood memories surfacing. Through the different characters, and using the seventh, Perceval, as a collective, but flawed, icon, Woolf examines notions of the self and the collective through differing viewpoint. Some see Woolf's peers in a selection of the characters including Llyton Strachey, E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot, but such identifications are less important than what she has to say using these points of view as distinct mouthpieces.

Years

Years

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2013

Published in 1937 by Hogarth Press, The Years was the last novel released during Woolf's lifetime. It was also the longest in development, having gone through a steady flow of refinements since it was first conceived as a novel-essay in 1931. Much like the previous novel, The Waves, this is as much or more about structure than it is about plot, following the progress or otherwise of the Pargiter family from 1880 up to 'the present'. Again like The Waves, the stages of narrative presented as brief snapshots are interspersed with poetic vistas of British weather. That the dates coincide with Woolf's life are not coincidence, writing to Hugh Walpole in 1932 she declared that, "e; only autobiography is literature - novels are what we peel off "e; This can be taken in two ways: that a writer is obliged to get through the novels before coming to the more worthy autobiography; or that what's presented as a novel is no more than the thin outer skin covering up the autobiography underneath.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Common Reader

Common Reader

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2013

With the first volume published in 1925 and the second in 1932, The Common Reader brings together a collection of Woolf's critical essays and articles, in total forty entries covering historical and contemporary authors and themes. By no means is this a complete collection of her critical work - she was reviewing in established magazines well before she'd published any of her own work - but it is representative of her views at the height of her abilities. It's also a reflection of Woolf's working life. By all accounts, she wrote for publication only at certain times of the day - usually in the morning - but she also put a considerable amount of time aside to read, typically amassing a pile of intended volumes or immersing herself in a single author for a few days at a time. Unfortunately, the use of the word 'common' in the title served to open her up for subsequent criticism because by and large these are subjects not especially appealing to the common man or woman.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2013

Night and Day, Woolf's second novel, was published in 1919 and for the most part is conventional, dealing with current issues including women's suffrage, marriage and not-marriage through the lives of a few principal characters. Katherine Hilbery represents the autobiographical element, the grand-daughter of a famous poet and with a mother who, combined with the past, exercises a significant impression on her life. Another of the principal characters, Mary Datchett, chooses to work even though, with a private income, she had no need to. In Mary, there are elements of the emancipated female found in A Room of One's Own, a woman, with a secure financial footing, stepping out with her own agenda. Yet Mary also shows sign of that 'Angel in the Room', mode in that she serves as a sounding board for troubles hoisted upon her by the other characters. Though she loves Ralph Denham, the third of the main characters, she rejects him finally because she sees through his insincerity.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2013

Published by Hogarth Press in 1928, Orlando is at once an oddity, an indulgence, but also a slice of genius. The novel - because despite masquerading as a biography, it is a work of narrative fiction - tells the unlikely, impossible story of Orlando through his years as a male member of the Elizabethan Court, an affair with a Russian Princess, a subdued period of contemplation during the reign of James 1, his time as an ambassador in Constantinople and the sudden transformation into a woman. Not content with such a plot twist Woolf allows her character to live on through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, using the journey to trace the female place in society while allowing Orlando the freedom to seduce, be seduced and to love in equal measure. After 80,000 words, Woolf leaves her heroine in the England of 1928 having completed a poem, The Oak Tree, that had been started some four centuries earlier.

Room of One's Own

Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Originally published in October 1929, A Room of One's Own was based on a series of lectures Woolf gave at Girton and Newnham Colleges in Cambridge during the previous year. The overriding theme concerns the conditions necessary to allow a woman to write for a living in a society (her own) that is a patriarchy. The requirements, Woolf suggests, are that she have a room of her own in which to work - hence the title - and a yearly income, ideally a trust from which to draw. Of course, these are merely the pegs onto which Woolf hangs a treatise that is an essential feminist text. At times the writing is disjointed and in some places extravagant, but throughout we see one of the great novelists turn her ire upon a society that excludes women physically and mentally from what they every right to enjoy in life. Whether those exclusions are educational - Woolf begins with an anecdote about being barred from a college library - social or sexual, the writing is, in contemporary terms, unflinching.

Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Published posthumously by Hogarth Press shortly after Wooolf's suicide, Between The Acts was her last novel and, strangely perhaps, closest to the first. It takes place over a day before, during and after the staging of an amateur pageant in an English village just before the onset of the Second World War. Unlike her major fictional works, Between The Acts is dialogue driven, rather than introspective, and there is also an omniscient sense to it, as though Woolf is directing the characters much as they would later be directed in the pageant. The play itself takes place in three scenes disconnected by years of history leading from a Shakespearian romance, onto a Restoration comedy and finally a triumphant Victorian parade in a notional Hyde Park.

Flush

Flush

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Published in 1933 by Hogarth, Flush is an experiment in biography, using the medium of a pet dog, the eponymous character, to examine the imagined life of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. While Woolf's approach is essentially fictional, she used existing correspondence between Browning and her husband, combined with poems about Flush the dog to create non-fictional threads. On these factual underpinnings, Woolf then layered themes that she wished to explore. Connections to A Room of One's Own come across in the way Woolf deals with Browning's life as a woman writer and intellectual, existing in a patriarchal city environment. In choosing such an approach, Woolf certainly betrays the autobiographical elements in the text, given her own status and also allows her to cover the pressures imposed by her private ailments.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Published in 1922, the first of Woolf's novels to come out of Hogarth Press, Jacob's Room, also represents her first truly modernist work. If there is a plot to speak of, it is more a story arc, tracing the life of Jacob Flanders from his first appearance trying to climb a rock on a Cornish Beach, to his last reference, a report of his death during the war. Though Woolf does choose at times to give Jacob his own point of view - starting on the beach with a change of tense - for the most part he is dealt with second or third hand, through the views and impressions of other characters. That the novel represents two firsts - for Hogarth and for Woolf's Modernism - is no surprise; it's unlikely that any of the major publishing houses would have gone with such an experimental shift from her previous two novels. The novel was, in the opinion of T.S. Eliot -more than a mere literary acquaintance - without compromise, by which he meant that it didn't seek to conform to the expectations of the commercial market.

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Published by Hogarth in 1921, Monday or Tuesday is a collection of eight short stories. The set includes the title piece, Monday or Tuesday, which, along with Blue and Green, and, to a lesser extent, A Haunted House, suggest themselves as literary pastiches, closer to impressionism than conventional, plot-driven episodes. Even the longer stories, such as A Society and An Unwritten Novel are insular, relying on stream of consciousness methods to create an approach to expressing a character's feeling towards the exterior world. Where ordinarily, a short story collection will provide a suitable introduction to a novelist, this set serves to push the reader straight into the depths of Woolf's mind set and in doing so gives a strong impression of the modernist bent as it existed in the early twenties. By the time of publication, Woolf would most likely have read Joyce's Ulysses in manuscript form and she would also have been in close contact with T.S. Eliot.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Considered by many critics to be Woolf's masterpiece, Mrs Dalloway was published by Hogarth Press in 1925. The plot follows a single day in the lead up to a party being hosted by Clarissa Dalloway, interspersed with flashbacks and switches in point of view to other principal characters so as to provide a background of their lives and comment on the social structure of the 1920s. In addition to Mrs Dalloway, the other focus is Septimus Warren Smith, a veteran of the war who suffers from 'shell shock'. Though the two never meet, the hinge of the day's activities is Smith's suicide and the subsequent impact it has on Mrs Dalloway's thoughts - she thinks him quite admirable.

To The Lighthouse

To The Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Two brief episodes, separated by a decade and the First World War, provide a glimpse into the personalities and relationships that make up the Ramsay family. In both instances, as the family visits their summer home in the Isle of Skye, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay in turn contemplate their life choices and their marriage.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Night And Day

Night And Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

Virginia Woolf's Night and Day is populated by four major characters: Katharine Hilbery, Mary Datchet, Ralph Denham, and William Rodney. Through delineating their romantic adventures, the novel explores various issues related to love, marriage, self-discovery, self-assertion and happiness. Yet, like most of Woolf's works, it also examines feminist questions such as women's suffrage and the usefulness of marriage and work for women. Katherine is first engaged to William, an unsuccessful writer and a clumsy suitor. Being eventually jilted by her, he becomes interested in her cousin Cassandra who accepts his proposal. Meanwhile, Katherine agrees to marry Ralph Denham who has been haunting her since he first knew her. The fourth main character of the story, Mary, is a very idealistic young woman who works for an organization that defends women's right to vote. She plays the role of a confidante mainly for Ralph and Katherine who often come to tell her about their problems and misunderstandings. Although she falls in love with Ralph early in the novel, she rejects his proposal when she learns that he is more interested in Katherine. Mary is the only principal character who remains single till the end of the story.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2013

This unique edition of To the Lighthouse from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2013

A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, centering on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporality and psychological exploration. To the Lighthouse follows and extends the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, where the plot is secondary to philosophical introspection, and the prose can be winding and hard to follow. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls the power of childhood emotions and highlights the impermanence of adult relationships. One of the book's several themes is the ubiquity of transience.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2013

Clarissa Dalloway is civilised--without the ostentation of a socialite, but with enough distinction to attract them to her parties. She finds excess offensive, but surrounds herself with the highest quality and has an abhorrence for anything ugly or awkward. Mrs. Dalloway is as much a character study as it is a commentary on the ills and benefits society gleans from class. Through Virginia Woolf, we spend a day with Clarissa as she interacts with servants, her children, her husband, and even an ex-lover. As she plans and executes one of her celebrated parties, she reveals inner machinations incongruous with her class-defined behaviors, that ultimately enable her to transcend them.

Society

Society

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2013

Known as one of the foremost modernist novelists of the twentieth century, Virginia Woolf also wrote several shorter works. In "e;A Society,"e; one of her earlier short stories, a young woman receives a substantial inheritance from her father, on the condition that she reads all of the books in London Library. Distressed by the unsatisfactory quality of the literature itself, she shares her woes with a group of female friends. The women decide that they all must seek out knowledge for themselves, visiting some of England's most iconic landmarks. A commentary on war, art, and the societal roles of men and women, "e;A Society"e; offers a brief but penetrating glimpse into Woolf's literary genius.Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

Virginia Woolf - The Short Stories

Virginia Woolf - The Short Stories

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

The Short Stories Of Virginia Woolf. The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Virginia Woolf. Adeline Virginia Woolf was born in 1882 and was to become a founder of modernist writing. Her background is filled with elements of tragedy that she somehow overcame to become a revered writer. Her mother died when she was 13, her half sister Stella two years later and with it her first of several nervous breakdowns. She began writing professionally at age 20 but her father's death two years later brought a complete mental collapse and she was briefly institutionalised. Three of her half brothers had sexually abused her so further darkness was added to her life. But out of this came great innovations in writing; she was a pioneer of "e;stream of consciousness"e;. Whilst the dark periods continued to interrupt her emotional state her rate of work never ceased. Until on 28 March 1941, Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, and walked into the River Ouse and drowned herself leaving behind a note which read in part "e;Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do"e;. Many of these stories are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Word Of Mouth. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. They are read for you by Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Index Of Stories; A Haunted House; A Society; An Unwritten Novel; Kew Gardens; The Mark On The Wall; Monday Or Tuesday; Blue & Green; The Man Who Loved His Kind; The Searchlight; Together and Apart; The Legacy; A Summing Up; Moments Of Being; The Shooting Party

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. JACOB'S ROOM, Virginia Woolf's third novel, marks her first foray into Modernist experimentation. The narrative traces Jacob's childhood in Cornwall and his education at Cambridge, culminating in an evocative portrait of his adult life in London and abroad. Jacob is romantically torn between the artistic Florinda, the upper-middle-class Clara Durrant and the beautiful, but married, Sandra Wentworth Williams. This tissue of romance, though, is torn apart by the cataclysmic events of the First World War. Woolf poignantly depicts the life of Jacob through a sequence of alternating perspectives that combine letters, fragments of dialogue and the ephemeral impressions of those nearest to him. Jacob's voice becomes the absent centre of one of Modernism's first great novels.

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. The young Rachel Vinrance leaves England on her father's ship, the Euphrosyne, on a voyage to South America. Despite being accompanied by her father and her aunt and uncle, Helen and Ridley Ambrose, the passage leads to Rachel's awakening, both as a woman and as an individual. As the ship is wracked by storms, she finds herself romantically entangled with Richard Dalloway, an encounter that leaves her troubled and confused. Upon arrival in Santa Marina, Rachel strikes off alone to contemplate her identity, and finds finds herself with the aspiring novelist Terence Hewet. As the emerging romance between the two is complicated by their disagreements about gender and art, another storm, and tragedy, appear on the horizon.

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2013

A Room of One s Own, is one of Virginia Woolf s most influential works and is widely recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the women s movement. This timely and important new edition adopts the complete text of the first British edition published in 1929. Features a comprehensive introduction detailing the process and composition of Woolf s original essay and the evolution of its subsequent publication history The first comprehensive and authoritative edition of this foundational text of the feminist movement, and one of the most significant works in Woolf s own canon The only volume based on comparisons of each of the British editions of A Room of One s Own that appeared in Woolf s lifetime Incorporates extensive explanatory notes which reveal the essay s broader political, historical, social, and literary contexts Includes a comprehensive appendix highlighting variations between each of the British editions that appeared in Woolf s lifetime and the first American edition; alterations from Woolf s uncorrected proofs; and current editorial emendations incorporated in this new edition

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/2012

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2012

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2012

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2012

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2012

The Years

The Years

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2012

The Years is perhaps Virginia Woolf's most politically and historically embedded novel. It covers a period of intense social change from the 1880s to the 1930s, making direct reference to suffrage, Irish Home Rule, the First World War and anti-semitism. The novel's composition history is unusually complex; the text changed radically from its inception in 1931 to its publication in 1937. This edition provides readers with a fully collated and annotated text. It includes a substantial introduction that charts the composition process, a detailed chronology and full annotation of all historical, cultural and topographical references. All variants from extant galley and page proofs, as well as editions of the novel produced in Woolf's lifetime, are included, and reveal the significant and crucial changes Woolf made even in the months before publication.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2012

Clarissa Dalloway is preparing to host a party. She is the kind of woman you would pass on the street without a thought, and Woolf lets us see the dreams, fears, foibles, passion and pain that swirl endlessly inside Mrs. Dalloway. We follow Clarissa through the course of a single day, and as she goes about her errands, preparing for a party she's giving that night, her lost love for an old flame resurfaces unexpectedly; her never-consummated lesbian longing for a childhood friend; and her endless yearning for some resolution, direction, permanence.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

"e;A strange, tragic, inspired novel . . . as poignant as anything in modern fiction."e; — E. M. ForsterThis acclaimed novel marked the debut of one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and important writers. In Virginia Woolf's captivating exploration of a young woman's growing self-awareness, the events of a shipboard journey to South America parallel the naive heroine's inner quest. Her experiences, from a first kiss to a surprising flowering of real love, may inspire the reader to reflect on gender roles in society, love among intellectuals, and the strivings and sorrows of life.The Voyage Out offers an excellent introduction to Woolf's writing. Not only is it the first of her novels, it is also one of the most accessible. Less formally experimental than Woolf's later books, but highly representative of her poetic style and innovative techniques, it offers a moving depiction of the thrills and confusion of youth.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2012

Set in the summer home of an English family, the novel unfolds through shifting perspectives of each character's stream of consciousness, recalling childhood emotions and highlights of adult relationships. Shifts occur even mid-sentence, and in some sense they resemble the rotating beam of the lighthouse. A landmark of high modernism and one of Woolf's best works.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2012

A story of a young man named Orlando, born in England, briefly a lover to the elderly queen followed by an intense love affair with a foreign princess whose sudden departure leaves him heartbroken. Orlando resorts to writing his poem The Oak Tree, started and abandoned in his youth. He finishes the poem only after mysterious transformation into a woman - the same person, with the same personality and intellect, but in a woman's body. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West.

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2012

The novel follows its six narrators from childhood through adulthood experimenting with the individual consciousness and the ways in which multiple consciousnesses can weave together. The Waves blurs distinctions between prose and poetry, allowing the novel to flow between six not dissimilar interior monologues. The book similarly breaks down boundaries between people.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2012

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2012

Virginia Woolf's debut novel 'The Voyage Out' has been enjoyed around the world for 95 years. Now you can read this classic story, set on a ship bound for South America and following Rachel Vinrace, who boards the ship to escape her oppressive life in London and seek a voyage of personal discovery, which somewhat mirrors Woolf's own experience as she joined the Bloomsbury Group.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2012

Prized for their lyrical qualities, the novels of Virginia Woolf favor the psychological realms inhabited by her characters, where thoughts are so revealed that actions lose much of their importance. Most are also concerned with the structure of narrative, including the present novel, in which Woolf conveys the impression of time present and of time passing in individual experience as well as in the characters' awareness of historic time.Considered Woolf's first original and distinguished work, Jacob's Room (1922) concerns a sensitive young man, Jacob Flanders, who finds himself unable to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of World War I. His story unfolds in a series of brief impressions and conversations, stream-of-consciousness narratives, internal monologues, and letters.This inexpensive edition of Woolf's intense and affecting novel offers readers a first-rate example of subtle style and innovative techniques for which the author is admired.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2012

Virginia Woolf's 'Night and Day' has been enjoyed around the world for over 90 years. Now you can own this classic novel, which is a tale of contrasts between two friends, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet, set in Edwardian London.

Three Guineas A Broadview Encore Edition

Three Guineas A Broadview Encore Edition

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2012

In Three Guineas, first published in June, 1938 (as the threat of war between Britain and Nazi Germany was looming larger day by day) Virginia Woolf set about answering three questions. How should war be prevented? Why does the government not support education for women? Why are women prevented from engaging in professional work? Many at the time saw the matter of how best to prevent war as entirely unconnected with women's issues ; Woolf linked together the answers, and connected them too with discussions of such matters as social class, in what has come to be acknowledged as a landmark both of feminist and of anti-war writing. Included in the first and other early editions-and integral to the work-was a series of five photographs of men of high position wearing garments that mark their status (Woolf does not identify the individuals portrayed, but-as researchers have shown-they would have been readily identifiable to many readers at the time). Unlike most editions available today, this facsimile edition includes the illustrations as well as the text of the original.

Mrs Dalloway's Party A Short Story Sequence

Mrs Dalloway's Party A Short Story Sequence

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2012

Written in the same period as Mrs Dalloway these seven short stories show the author's fascination with parties and with all the excitement, the fluctuations of mood and temper and the heightened emotions which surround these social occasions. Mrs Dalloway's Party is enchanting piece of work by one of our most acclaimed twentieth century writers.

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2012

One of the most distinguished critics and innovative authors of the twentieth century, Virginia Woolf published two novels before this collection appeared in 1921. However, it was these early stories that first earned her a reputation as a writer with "e;the liveliest imagination and most delicate style of her time."e; Influenced by Joyce, Proust, and the theories of William James, Bergson, and Freud, she strove to write a new fiction that emphasized the continuous flow of consciousness, time's passage as both a series of sequential moments and a longer flow of years and centuries, and the essential indefinability of character.Readers can discover these and other aspects of her influential style in the eight stories collected here, among them a delightful, feminist put-down of the male intellect in "e;A Society"e; and a brilliant and sensitive portrayal of nature in "e;Kew Gardens."e; Also included are "e;An Unwritten Novel,"e; "e;The String Quartet,"e; "e;A Haunted House,"e; "e;Blue & Green,"e; "e;The Mark on the Wall,"e; and the title story.In recent years, Woolf's fiction, feminism, and high-minded sensibilities have earned her an ever-growing audience of readers. This splendid collection offers those readers not only the inestimable pleasures of the stories themselves, but an excellent entrée into the larger body of Woolf's work.

A Writer's Diary

A Writer's Diary

Author: Virginia Woolf, Lyndall Gordon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2012

The Years / Between the Acts

The Years / Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf, Linden Peach Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2012

This volume brings together Virginia Woolf's last two novels, The Years (1937) which traces the lives of members of a dispersed middle-class family between 1880 and 1937, and Between the Acts (1941), an account of a village pageant in the summer preceding the Second World War which successfully interweaves comedy, satire and disturbing observation. Rewriting the traditional family saga and the pageant, these unsettling novels provide extraordinary critiques of Englishness and English identity while pursuing compelling existentialist and psychological themes such as the nature of time, memory, personal relationships and sexual desire. Their tightly constructed narratives enable the reader to experience the fragmented lives of their characters and the difficulties that they have in communicating with each other and even understanding themselves. Read together, these novels illuminate each other in ways that will engage both the student and the general reader.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2012

In Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf explores the events of one day, impression by impression, minute by minute, as Clarissa Dalloway's and Septimus Smith's worlds look set to collide - this classic novel is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day.' On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway, the glittering wife of a Member of Parliament, is preparing for a party she is giving that evening. As she walks through London, buying flowers, observing life, her thoughts are of the past and she remembers the time when she was as young as her own daughter Elizabeth, her romance with Peter Walsh, now recently returned from India; and the friends of her youth. Elsewhere in London Septimus Smith is being driven mad by shell shock. As the day draws to its end, his world and Clarissa's collide in unexpected ways. In Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf explored the events of one day, impression by impression, minute by minute, and recorded the feel of life itself. 'One of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century' Michael Cunningham 'Woolf is Modern. She feels close to us.' Jeanette Winterson Born in 1882, Virginia Woolf 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 step-sister Stella, in 1897, leaving her subject to breakdowns for the rest of her life. 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. Her first novel, The Voyage Out, appeared in 1915, and 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), and Between the Acts (1941). Woolf lived an energetic life, reviewing and writing and dividing her time between London and the Sussex Downs. In 1941, fearing another attack of mental illness, she drowned herself.

Night and Day / Jacob's Room

Night and Day / Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf, Dorinda Guest Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2012

Virginia Woolf's second novel, Night and Day (1919), portrays the gradual changes in a society, the patterns and conventions of which are slowly disintegrating; where the representatives of the younger generation struggle to forge their own way, for `... life has to be faced: to be rejected; then accepted on new terms with rapture'. Woolf begins to experiment with the novel form while demonstrating her affection for the literature of the past. Jacob's Room (1922), Woolf's third novel, marks the bold affirmation of her own voice and search for a new form to express her view that `the human soul ... orientates itself afresh every now & then. It is doing so now. No one can see it whole therefore.' Jacob's life is presented in subtle, delicate and tantalising glimpses, the novel's gaps and silences are as replete with meaning as the wicker armchair creaking in the empty room.

A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out

A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf, Dr. Sally Minogue Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2012

A Room of One's Own (1929) has become a classic feminist essay and perhaps Virginia Woolf's best known work; The Voyage Out (1915) is highly significant as her first novel. Both focus on the place of women within the power structures of modern society. The essay lays bare the woman artist's struggle for a voice, since throughout history she has been denied the social and economic independence assumed by men. Woolf's prescription is clear: if a woman is to find creative expression equal to a man's, she must have an independent income, and a room of her own. This is both an acute analysis and a spirited rallying cry; it remains surprisingly resonant and relevant in the 21st century. The novel explores these issues more personally, through the character of Rachel Vinrace, a young woman whose `voyage out' to South America opens up powerful encounters with her fellow-travellers, men and women. As she begins to understand her place in the world, she finds the happiness of love, but also sees its brute power. Woolf has a sharp eye for the comedy of English manners in a foreign milieu; but the final undertow of the novel is tragic as, in some of her finest writing, she calls up the essential isolation of the human spirit.

Room of One's Own

Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2011

"e;A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction..."e; First published in 1929, A Room of One's Own is Virginia Woolf's pioneering work on women in literature. An accessible yet fiercely astute essay, it is a crystallisation of the intelligent analysis behind her novels, and confirms her as a writer not only of style, but of undeniable substance. Ranging from discussing Austen's pandering to a male writing style, to imagining the dreadful fate of Shakespeare's talented, intelligent sister, Woolf makes the topic an enjoyable journey through her imagination, filling in for the undocumented in female history, and exploring the loss to the literary landscape in her own entertaining, convincing prose. Bonus CD includes selection of Virginia Woolf's short stories: Monday or Tuesday, A Haunted House, Kew Gardens and The New Dress. Narrator Juliet Stevenson is one of Britain's best-loved actresses. She starred in And When Did You Last See Your Father with Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth, and has read several audiobooks for CSA & Canongate including E. M. Forster's A Room with a View.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party and remembering those she once loved. In another part of London, Septimus Warren Smith is shell-shocked and on the brink of madness. Smith's day interweaves with that of Clarissa and her friends, their lives converging as the party reaches its glittering climax.Past, present and future are brought together on a momentous June day in 1923.

The Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

The Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2011

The Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

The Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2011

Essays Virginia Woolf Vol.6

Essays Virginia Woolf Vol.6

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

With this sixth volume The Hogarth Press completes a major literary undertaking - the publication of the complete essays of Virginia Woolf. In this, the last decade of her life, Woolf wrote distinguished literary essays on Turgenev, Goldsmith, Congreve, Gibbon and Horace Walpole. In addition, there are a number of more political essays, such as 'Why Art To-Day Follows Politics', 'Women Must Weep' (a cut-down version of Three Guineas and never before reprinted), 'Royalty' (rejected by Picture Post in 1939 as 'an attack on the Royal family, and on the institution of kingship in this country'), 'Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid', and even 'America, which I Have Never Seen...' ('['Americans are] the most interesting people in the world - they face the future, not the past'). In 'The Leaning Tower' (1940), Virginia Woolf faced the future and looked forward to a more democratic post-war age: 'will there be no more towers and no more classes and shall we stand, without hedges between us, on the common ground?' Woolf stimulates her readers to think for themselves, so she 'never forges manifestos, issues guidelines, or gives instructions that must be followed to the letter' (Maria DiBattista). In providing an authoritative text, introduction and annotations to Virginia Woolf's essays, Stuart N. Clarke has prepared a common ground - for students, common readers and scholars alike - so that all can come to Woolf without specialised knowledge.

Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2011

Virginia Woolf's extraordinary last novel, Between the Acts, was published in July 1941. In the weeks before she died in March that year, Woolf wrote that she planned to continue revising the book and that it was not ready for publication. Her husband prepared the work for publication after her death, and his revisions have become part of the text now widely read by students and scholars. Unlike most previous editions, the Cambridge edition returns to the final version of the novel as Woolf left it, examining the stages of composition and publication. Using the final typescript as a guide, this edition fully collates all variants and thus accounts for all the editorial decisions made by Leonard Woolf for the first published edition. With detailed explanatory notes, a chronology and an informative critical introduction, this volume will allow scholars to develop a fuller understanding of Woolf's last work.

The Waves

The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2011

The Waves is one of the greatest achievements in modern literature. Commonly considered the most important, challenging and ravishingly poetic of Virginia Woolf's novels, it was in her own estimation 'the most complex and difficult of all my books'. This edition will be the most authoritative, most fully collated and annotated text available to scholars to date, and for considerable time to come. It maps the text of The Waves from the first British edition to all other editions published in Woolf's lifetime, as well as to all extant proofs. The text is presented in clearly readable form, with page-by-page direction to emendation, variants, and notes. The substantial introduction includes a detailed account of the novel's composition, publication and early critical reception. There are extensive explanatory notes on the text, a full chronology of composition and publication and a more general chronology covering Woolf's life and works.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2011

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2011

Flush A Biography

Flush A Biography

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2011

The Lady in the Looking Glass

The Lady in the Looking Glass

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2011

'People should not leave looking-glasses hanging in their rooms any more than they should leave open cheque books or letters confessing some hideous crime.' 'If she concealed so much and knew so much one must prize her open with the first tool that came to hand - the imagination.' Virginia Woolf's writing tested the boundaries of modern fiction, exploring the depths of human consciousness and creating a new language of sensation and thought. Sometimes impressionistic, sometimes experimental, sometimes brutally cruel, sometimes surprisingly warm and funny, these five stories describe love lost, friendships formed and lives questioned. This book includes The Lady in the Looking Glass, A Society, The Mark on the Wall, Solid Objects and Lappin and Lapinova.

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2011

Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2011

The Waves

The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2011

The Collected Short Stories of Virginia Woolf

The Collected Short Stories of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2011

The Collected Short Stories of Virginia Woolf

The Collected Short Stories of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2011

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2010

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2010

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2010

To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionist depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on a marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny, and bitterness. Its use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence, and shifting perspectives gives the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2010

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2010

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2010

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

A bold experiment in modernist fiction, Virginia Woolf's novel Night and Day is a study in contrasts. The narrative ricochets between the lives and thoughts of two friends, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet, using the stark differences and points of similarity between them to construct an engrossingly complex and detailed portrait and social commentary.

Voyage Out

Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

The first novel in what would be a remarkable but tragically curtailed creative career, Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out recounts the tale of Rachel Vinrace's literal and metaphorical journey. En route to South America on one of her father's ships, Rachel undertakes her own voyage of self-discovery as she interacts with a motley crew of passengers, through whom Woolf takes the opportunity to savagely satirize the bourgeois mores of Edwardian England.

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

Interested in diving into the works of brilliant modernist author Virginia Woolf, but don't know where to start? Try Monday or Tuesday, a collection of eight short stories originally published in 1921. Although the collected stories contain the same keen insight and bold experimentation that made Woolf's reputation, their easy-to-digest size make them a bit easier to tackle than one of Woolf's novels, especially for newcomers to this feminist icon's body of work.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

Widely regarded as one of the most important modernist writers, Virginia Woolf was also one of the most important female authors of the twentieth century. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, is an experimental character study that delves into the life of protagonist Jacob Flanders, largely through the eyes of the friends, acquaintances, family members, and lovers who surround him.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2010

Virginia Woolf's masterwork Mrs Dalloway was at the vanguard of experimental, modernist novel-writing, and remains one of the supreme examples today. As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for a party in the evening, seemingly trivial incidents prompt her to undertake a searching reconnaissance into her memory, where she dwells on missed opportunities and aborted relationships. Set during the course of 24 hours, the novel draws subtle parallels between Clarissa, a polished high-society lady, and the shell-shocked war veteran, Septimus Smith; both are similarly transfixed by their pasts. Woolf's trademark, stream of consciousness prose masterfully captures the complex architecture of the inner life and the mind-set of inter-war society. This beautifully articulated novel is read by Juliet Stevenson whose reading of To the Lighthouse has become a Naxos AudioBooks bestseller.

The Waves (Hardback)

The Waves (Hardback)

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2010

Selected Essays

Selected Essays

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2009

'A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.' According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the essay 'is simply that it should give pleasure...It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we should only wake, refreshed, with its last.' One of the best practitioners of the art she analysed so rewardingly, Woolf displayed her essay-writing skills across a wide range of subjects, with all the craftsmanship, substance, and rich allure of her novels. This selection brings together thirty of her best essays, including the famous 'Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown', a clarion call for modern fiction. She discusses the arts of writing and of reading, and the particular role and reputation of women writers. She writes movingly about her father and the art of biography, and of the London scene in the early decades of the twentieth century. Overall, these pieces are as indispensable to an understanding of this great writer as they are enchanting in their own right. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2009

This impressionistic novel by Virginia Woolf marks the author's first move toward the experimentation for which she would later become recognized. Through a montage of passing images, conversations, and stream-of-consciousness monologues, it tells the story of Jacob Flanders, an idealistic and sensitive young man attempting to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of contemporary society. As Jacob grows from childhood into adulthood, we follow his experiences in college and in travels, in love and in war, through the perspectives and impressions of the various people in his life. Jacob's Room established Virginia Woolf's reputation as a highly poetic and symbolic writer who places emphasis not on plot or action but on the psychological realm of her characters. Hailed by friends such as T. S. Eliot, the book represents a turning point in the history of the English novel. Wrote E. M. Forster, "e;The impossible has occurred...A new type of fiction has swum into view."e;

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2009

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2009

The Years

The Years

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

As the Pargiters, a middle-class English family, move from the oppressive confines of the Victorian home of the 1880s to the 'present day' of the 1930s, they are weighed down by the pressures of war, the social strictures of patriarchy, capitalism and Empire, and the rise of Fascism. Engaging with a painful struggle between utopian hopefulness and crippled with despair, the novel is a savage indictment of Virginia Woolf's society, but its bitter sadness is relieved by the longing for some better way of life, where 'freedom and justice' might really be possible. This is Virginia Woolf's longest novel, and the one she found the most difficult to write. The most popular of all her writings during her lifetime, it can now be re-read as the most challengingly political, even revolutionary, of all her books. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2009

The Voyage Out (1915) is the story of a rite of passage. When Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship she is launched on a course of self-discovery in a modern version of the mythic voyage. Virginia Woolf knew all too well the forms that she was supposed to follow when writing of a young lady's entrance into the world, and she struggled to subvert the conventions, wittily and assiduously, rewriting and revising the novel many times. The finished work is not, on the face of it, a 'portrait of the artist'. However, through The Voyage Out readers will discover Woolf as an emerging and original artist: not identified with the heroine, but present everywhere in the social satire and the lyricism and patterning of consciousness. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Flush

Flush

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2009

'I lay in the garden and red the Browning love letters, and the figure of their dog made me laugh so I couldn't resist making him a Life.' Throughout her career, Woolf invokes the animal world both directly and metaphorically. She started to write a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel after finishing The Waves, tracing the life of the spaniel from his country origins, his puppyhood spent with the writer Mary Mitford, through his sheltered existence with Elizabeth Barrett in her sick room, and later travels in Florence. But Flush is much more than a playful writer's holiday. As well as offering an exploration of a life of the senses free from the tyranny of words, Flush can be read as an allegorical testimony to the inscrutable, discarded, unrepresentable lives of the Victorian women poets, who were barely discussed or read in the 1930s. From a quite literally low point of view, Woolf explores class and gender in Victorian London, with gently mocking humour. Charming yet also radical, Flush is a work of sensuous imagination, an apparently light text that opens up a range of questions concerning difference which are woven through the whole of Woolf's writing. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2009

Katherine Hilbery, torn between past and present, is a figure reflecting Woolf's own struggle with history. Both have illustrious literary ancestors: in Katherine's case, her poet grandfather, and in Woolf's, her father Leslie Stephen, writer, philosopher, and editor. Both desire to break away from the demands of the previous generation without disowning it altogether. Katherine must decide whether or not she loves the iconoclastic Ralph Denham; Woolf seeks a way of experimenting with the novel for that still allows her to express her affection for the literature of the past. This is the most traditional of Woolf's novels, yet even here we can see her beginning to break free; in this, her second novel, with its strange mixture of comedy and high seriousness, Woolf had already found her own characteristic voice. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Flush

Flush

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

Flush: A Biography. As the name suggests, the leading character of the novel is a dog called Flush. However, he is a dog with strong background. His master is a legendary woman in the history of British literature. The author indirectly describes Elizabeth Barrett, a famous female British poet in Victorian Era with concise and humorous writing style by virtue of the biography of the dog: her character, extraordinary love between her and the poet Browning, their elopement after secret marriage and their happy marriage in Italy, the country of sunshine. Moreover, the author also reflects the class contradictions at that time, feminist thought of the author and other content from the perspective of the dog, which adds impressive depth of thought to this essay-like work.

On Novels and Novelists

On Novels and Novelists

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

Virginia Woolf is not only a representative writer of novels of the stream of consciousnesses, but also has great achievements in the research on novels. This book collects more than and 10 papers of her and respectively discusses the author's views on works of Austen, Eliot, Conrad, Hardy, Laurence, Forster and other writers. Some literary arguments of the author can be seen from the book, such as theory of time changing, theory of character center, theory of subjective reality, theory of breaking through traditional frames and so on and her methods of criticism, such as impression type, perspective type, open type and so on. Especially, the author attacks the sexual discrimination of male writers on female writers with humorous and sarcastic writing in A Room of One's Own which is considered to be a literary declaration of the rights of woman.

Waves

Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

The Waves is a work of Woolf in her period of great prosperity. It was published in 1931. This experimental work is highly poetic, abstract and stylized and has no proper stories. It is more like a music piece composing of nine movements: each primer is an exquisite prose poem with rise, fall and changes of the sun and waves corresponding to the ups and downs of life; each primer is followed by momentary internal monologues of six highly stylized characters without family names in their own corresponding life stages-from childhood, school days, youth, middle age to old age. The primers and the main bodies map each other, open up the unprecedented and nuanced channel for readers' sense and get close to the essence of life, time consciousness and feelings to the maximum extent. This is a work occupying an important position in the temple of modern literature. Up to this day, it still stirs our souls with its exquisite beyond compare text structure and poetic writing style.

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

Mrs. Dalloway describes the one-day activity process of a Senator's wife. The book takes the leading character as the core, takes her birthday party as the hub, highlights and shapes two distinct typical representatives: Bradshaw representing the upper class and the force of habit and Smith, a man of the people; moreover, this book also makes a profound description of various characters of the upper class in the British society at the time, makes readers appreciate the various characteristics of novels of stream of consciousness and incisively and vividly shows the uniqueness of the work with her artistic skills of "e;Using One Day to Write the Whole Life of a Woman"e;. Moreover, it also tells people that novels of stream of consciousness not only are innovation of artistic skills of novels, but also can have profound ideological content and social significance.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

To the Lighthouse describes a period of time that the Ramsays and a few close friends took a holiday on an island in Scotland after the First World War. The author attempts to explore the meaning of life and the nature of oneself in this novel of very simple plot and point out that oneself can escape from the clutches of time keeping passing and live forever in spite of the threat of death. The flash of the spire of the lighthouse symbolizes the light of the soul of the Ramsays. The writing techniques of stream of consciousness of this book is very worthy of attention, such as perspective conversion, two kinds of time, symbolism, music structure, drawing for reference and so on.

Monday or Tuesday Eight Stories

Monday or Tuesday Eight Stories

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2009

The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction

The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/12/2008

'I shall never forget the day I wrote The Mark on the Wall - all in a flash, as if flying, after being kept stone breaking for months. The Unwritten Novel was the great discovery, however. That - again in one second - showed me how I could embody all my deposit of experience in a shape that fitted it...I saw, branching out of the tunnel I made, when I discovered that method of approach, Jacob's Room, Mrs Dalloway etc - How I trembled with excitement.' The thrill Woolf got from these stories is readily apparent to the reader. She wrote them in defiance of convention, with a heady feeling of liberation and with a clear sense that she was breaking new ground. Indeed, if she had not made her bold and experimental forays into the short story in the period leading up to the publication of Jacob's Room (1922), it seems certain that her arrival as a great modernist novelist would have been delayed. Quirky, unrestrained, disturbing and surprising, many of these stories, particularly the early ones, are essential to an understanding of Woolf's development as a writer. She thought some of her short fiction might be 'unprintable' but, happily, she was mistaken. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2008

'Fear no more the heat of the sun.' Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith is young, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror of existence, and sense the pull of death. The world of Mrs Dalloway is evoked in Woolf's famous stream of consciousness style, in a lyrical and haunting language which has made this, from its publication in 1925, one of her most popular novels. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Between the Acts is Virginia Woolf's last novel, and in her own opinion it was 'more quintessential' than any of her others. Set in the summer of 1939 on the day of the annual village pageant at Pointz Hall, the book weaves together the musings of several disparate characters and their reactions to the imminence of a war which is to change the pattern of history. Before the book was published in the spring of 1941, Virginia Woolf had taken her own life. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2008

'I am making up To the Lighthouse - the sea is to be heard all through it' Inspired by the lost bliss of her childhood summers in Cornwall, Virginia Woolf produced one of the masterworks of English literature in To the Lighthouse. It concerns the Ramsay family and their summer guests on the Isle of Skye before and after the First World War. As children play and adults paint, talk, muse and explore, relationships shift and mutate. A captivating fusion of elegy, autobiography, socio-political critique and visionary thrust, it is the most accomplished of all Woolf's novels. On completing it, she thought she had exorcised the ghosts of her imposing parents, but she had also brought form to a book every bit as vivid and intense as the work of Lily Briscoe, the indomitable artist at the centre of the novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach, through his years in Cambridge, then in artistic London, and finally making a trip to Greece, but this is no orthodox Bildungsroman. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of representing character and experience. The novel's composition coincided with the consolidation of Woolf's interest in feminism, and she criticizes the privileged thoughtless smugness of patriarchy, 'the other side', 'the men in clubs and Cabinets'. Her stylistic innovations are conscious attempts to realize and develop women's writing and the novel dramatizes her interest in the ways both language and social environments shape differently the lives of men and women. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2008

Just before the First World War, the Ramsay family go to their holiday home in the Hebrides, bringing several guests with them. While they are there, one of the children wants to visit a lighthouse. After a ten year gap, during whcih the war wreaks its havoc on Europe, one of the guests returns to the house and another trip to the lighthouse is proposed. Told from multiple viewpoints, in language that is precise, delicate and allusive, To the Lighthouse is a landmark work of English fiction. Virginia Woolf explores perception and meaning in some of the most beautiful prose ever written, minutely detailing the characters' thoughts and impressions.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2008

Selected Letters

Selected Letters

Author: Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

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.

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2007

The Platform of Time

The Platform of Time

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2007

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2007

A generous Contexts section provides extracts from Woolf's diaries and letters as well as comments on the novel from her fellow writers and friends, among them E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot. Also included are the short stories The Mark on the Wall, Kew Gardens, and An Unwritten Novel, which Woolf viewed as early experiments with the innovative method used in Jacob's Room. An additional short story, A Woman's College from Outside, which Woolf originally intended to be Chapter 10 of Jacob's Room, is also included. Finally, Woolf's classic essay Modern Novels, written shortly before she began work on Jacob's Room, provides insight into her aesthetic and technique. Criticism is divided into two sections: Contemporary Reception and Reviews contains personal responses to the novel, from Lytton Strachey and E. M. Forster, as well as eleven reviews from contemporary periodicals. Critical Essays offers insightful interpretations by Judy Little, Alex Zwerdling, Kate Flint, Kathleen Wall, and Edward L. Bishop. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Memoirs of a Novelist

Memoirs of a Novelist

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/12/2006

Hyde Park Gate News

Hyde Park Gate News

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2006

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2006

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2006

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2006

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2006

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2005

Afterwords Letters on the Death of Virginia Woolf

Afterwords Letters on the Death of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2005

On March 28, 1941, at the height of Hitler's victories during the Second World War, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Since that time, Woolf's suicide has been the subject of controversy for the media, for literary scholars, and for her biographers. At the time of her death some voices in the press attacked her for showing cowardice in the face of the enemy and for setting a bad example to the general population. Just when it may seem that nothing else could be said about Virginia Woolf and the ambiguous details of her suicide, this unique volume provides an entirely fresh perspective by making available to a wide readership for the first time the letters sent to Leonard Woolf and Vanessa Bell (Virginia Woolf's sister) in the aftermath of the event. The volume brings together over two hundred letters from T. S. Eliot, H.G. Wells, May Sarton, Vita Sackville-West, Edith Sitwell, E. M. Forster, Radclyffe Hall, and many others, including political figures and religious leaders. In addition, informative annotations reveal the identities of many unexpected condolence-letter writers from among the general public. In her introduction, editor Sybil Oldfield confronts the contemporary controversy over Woolf's suicide note, arguing that no one who knew Woolf or her work believed that she had deserted Britain. The ensuing collection of letters supports Oldfield's assertion. In elegant prose that rises to the stature of the occasion, these writers share remembrances of Virginia Woolf in life, comment on the quality of her work and her anti-fascist values, and occasionally reveal previously unknown facets of her capacity for friendship. A richly deserved tribute to the life of an extraordinary woman as well as a testimony to the human capacity for sympathy, Afterwords is essential reading for anyone interested in the life, death, and enduring impact of Virginia Woolf.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2004

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY LAWRENCE NORFOLK AND ELISABETH BRONFEN Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, tracing his life from childhood, to Cambridge University, and to his early adult life in artistic London. Jacob always yearns for something greater, and embarks on a voyage to the Mediterranean before the war begins and his fate is forever altered. Impressionistic in style, the narrative is as inspired now as it was when it first appeared.

The Waves

The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Gillian Beer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2004

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEER The Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It 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. Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf's response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty-six. The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

Orlando

Orlando

Author: Virginia Woolf, Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Reynolds Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2004

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY PETER ACKROYD AND MARGARET REYNOLDS As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, thirty-six-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as a woman who knows what it is to be a man will give him insight into matters of the heart. The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson and Margaret Reynolds, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2004

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.

Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2004

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2004

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2004

The London Scene

The London Scene

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2004

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2004

First published in 1922, Jacob's Room was Virginia Woolf's third novel and the first in her more experimental mode. Set in the years leading up to the First World War, the work is an elegy, not just for an individual character, but for a generation lost in and affected by the war. This Shakespeare Head Press edition restores the text to its original form, notably recreating the space breaks on the page with which Woolf deliberately fragmented her narrative. The editor provides an extensive introduction, discussing the genesis of the novel, its biographical elements, the process of composition and revision, and the history of its early critical reception. A series of notes helps the reader to identify references and allusions, from sponge-bag trousers and gold beater's skin to Tonks and Steer, and the Hampstead Garden Suburbs; while an appendix lists variants between the first UK and first US editions of the work.

A Passionate Apprentice The Early Journals 1897-1909

A Passionate Apprentice The Early Journals 1897-1909

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2004

A Passionate Apprentice comprises the first years of Virginia Woolf's Journal - from 1879 to 1909. Beginning in early January, when Woolf was almost fifteen, the pages open at a time when she was slowly recovering from a period of madness following her mother's death in May 1895. Between this January and the autumn of 1904, Woolf would suffer the deaths of her half-sister and of her father, and survive a summer of madness and suicidal depression. Behind the loss and confusion, however, and always near the surface of her writing is a constructive force at work - a powerful impulse towards health. It was an urge, through writing, to bring order and continuity out of chaos. Putting things into words and giving them deliberate expression had the effect of restoring reality to much that might otherwise have remained insubstantial. This early chronicle represents the beginning of the future Virginia Woolf's apprenticeship as a novelist. These pages show that rare instance when a writer of great importance leaves behind not only the actual documents of an apprenticeship, but also a biographical record of that momentous period as well. In Woolf's words, 'Here is a volume of fairly acute life (the first really lived year of my life).'

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf, Carol Ann Duffy, Valentine Cunningham Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2004

This title is presented with introductions by Valentine Cunningham And Carol Ann Duffy. In this vivid portrait of one day in a woman's life, Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of 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.

Carlyle's House and Other Sketches

Carlyle's House and Other Sketches

Author: Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2003

A Haunted House The Complete Shorter Fiction

A Haunted House The Complete Shorter Fiction

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2003

Acclaimed on its first publication, rich in fictional delights, this complete collection of Virginia Woolf's shorter fiction ranges from 1906 until the month before she died in 1941. The volume offers us an invaluable insight into Virginia Woolf's development as a writer, vividly demonstrating her evolving characterisations, narrative methods and themes, often elaborated in her novels, to which this book serves both as a fascinating introduction for new readers and companion for old.

Congenial Spirits Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf

Congenial Spirits Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2003

Congenial Spirits brings together the finest and most enjoyable of Virginia Woolf's letters 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 taking up her pen, inspired, to discuss 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.

Roger Fry

Roger Fry

Author: Virginia Woolf, Frances Spalding Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2003

Virginia Woolf was a close friend of Roger Fry for many years - after his death she wrote this loving account of his passion for art, his own painting, and his challenging critical theories. Born in 1866, he was primarily responsible for bringing the post-Impressionist movement to Britain, organising the first exhibitions and establishing the Omega workshops: he was also curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York. Virginia Woolf describes his career and also brings to life Fry's private self, his pain, his resilience, his generosity of spirit, which made him such a powerful influence on his own and future generations.

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2003

The Common Reader: Volume 2

The Common Reader: Volume 2

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2003

'He reads for his own pleasure rather than to impart knowledge to correct the opinions of others. Above all, he is guided by an instinct to create for himself, out of whatever odds and ends he can come by, some kind of whole - a portrait of a man, a sketch of an age, a theory of the art of writing.' So Virginia Woolf described the 'common reader' for whom she wrote. This is her second series of essays, first published in 1932. Here she turns her brilliant eye on Lord Chesterfield's letters, the novels of George Gissing, the poetry of Donne: we meet Dr Burney and Beau Brummell, Christina Rossetti, Geraldine Jewsbury, Jane Carlyle, Mary Wollstonecraft and many others.

The Common Reader: Volume 1

The Common Reader: Volume 1

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2003

This is Virginia Woolf's first collection of essays, published in 1925. In them, she attempts to see literature from the point of view of the 'common reader' - someone whom she, with Dr Johnson, distinguished from the critic and the scholar. She read, and wrote, as an outsider: a woman set to school in her father's library, denied the educational privileges of her male siblings - and with no fixed view of what constitutes 'English Literature'. What she produced is an eccentric and unofficial literary and social history from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, with an excursion to ancient Greece thrown in. She investigates medieval England, tsarist Russia, Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian novelists and modern essayists. When she published this book Woolf's fame as a novelist was already established: now she was hailed as a brilliant interpretative critic. Here, she addresses her 'common reader' in the remarkable prose and with all the imagination and gaiety that are the stamp of her genius.

Moments Of Being

Moments Of Being

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2002

Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing is to be found in this collection of five unpublished pieces. Despite Quentin Bell's comprehensive biography and numerous recent studies of her, the author's own account of her early life holds new fascination - for its unexpected detail, the strength of its emotion, and its clear-sighted judgement of Victorian values. In 'Reminiscences' Virginia Woolf focuses on the death of her mother, 'the greatest disaster that could happen', and its effect on her father, the demanding patriarch who took a high toll of the women in his household. She surveys some of the same ground in 'A Sketch of the Past', the most important memoir in this collection, which she wrote with greater detachment and supreme command of her art shortly before her death. Readers will be struck by the extent to which she drew on these early experiences for her novels, as she tells how she exorcised the obsessive presence of her mother by writing To the Lighthouse. The last three papers were composed to be read to the Memoir Club, a postwar regrouping of Bloomsbury, which exacted absolute candour of its members. Virginia Woolf's contributions were not only bold but also original and amusing. She describes George Duckworth's passionate efforts to launch the Stephen girls; gives her own version of 'Old Bloomsbury'; and, with wit and some malice, reflects on her connections with titled society.

Between the Acts A Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virginia Woolf

Between the Acts A Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2002

This extensively annotated edition of Virgina Woolf s last novel is based on the text of the first English edition, emended on the basis of a comparison of it with her final typescript. Represents an authoritative new edition of one of Virgina Woolf s most challenging and subtle books, and the first of her books to be published posthumously. Features the text of the first English edition of Between the Acts, emended on the basis of a comparison of it with Woolf s final typescript . Contains an introduction and extensive notes, which demonstrate that in writing the book, Woolf drew upon a capacious memory filled by a lifetime of reading, writing, listening and observing. Forms part of the prestigious Shakespeare Head Press series of Woolf's works.

The Years

The Years

Author: Virginia Woolf, Jeri Johnson, Jeri Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2002

The most popular of Virginia Woolf's novels during her lifetime, The Years is a savage indictment of British society at the turn of the century, edited with an introduction and notes by Jeri Johnson in Penguin Modern Classics. The Years is the story of three generations of the Pargiter family - their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs - mapped out against the bustling rhythms of London's streets during the first decades of the twentieth century. Growing up in a typically Victorian household, the Pargiter children must learn to find their footing in an alternative world, where the rules of etiquette have shifted from the drawing-room to the air-raid shelter. A work of fluid and dazzling lucidity, The Years eschews a simple line of development in favour of a varied and constantly changing style, emphasises the radical discontinuity of personal experiences and historical events. Virginia Woolf's penultimate novel celebrates the resilience of the individual self and, in her dazzlingly fluid and distinctive voice, she confidently paints a broad canvas across time, generation and class. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and 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. 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. If you enjoyed The Years, you might also like Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Inspired ... a brilliant fantasia of all Time's problems, age and youth, change and performance, truth and illusion' The Times Literary Supplement

A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2001

But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction-what has that got to do with a room of one's own? I will try to explain.So begins what is widely regarded as the foundation text of feminist literary criticism, Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Probably Woolf's most readable and entertaining book, it was based on papers delivered at Newnham and Girton Colleges-the two women's colleges at Cambridge University. Never losing sight of her undergraduate audience, Woolf provides a brief history of women's writing in English, a scathing account of the subtle and not so subtle ways in which women have been discouraged from writing, and a recommendation for how to change matters: a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. In the process, Woolf takes on women's economic disadvantages, the underfunding of women's education, the discouragement of women from certain kinds of (lucrative) work, the ways in which women are socialized into suspicion of each other, and how women participate in their own systemic oppression. Yet, in spite of these weighty subjects, A Room of One's Own remains throughout funny, light-hearted, engaging for the novice reader while still offering nuggets to the worldy-wise. It is, above and beyond all else, a very model of essay writing. This Broadview edition provides a reliable text at a very reasonable price. It contains textual notes but no appendices or introduction.

On Women and Writing

On Women and Writing

Author: Virginia Woolf, Michele Barrett Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2001

This collection of essays and other writings does justice to Virginia Woolf's reputation as a major essayist and critic, offering appraisals of Aphra Behn, Mary Wollestonecraft, the Duchess of Newcastle, Dorothy Richardson, Charlotte Bronte and Katherine Mansfield among others. Gathered too are her timeless commentaries on subjects ranging from