The essays of Virginia Woolf

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Hogarth Press, 1986 - 440 pages
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Gathers Virginia Woolf's earliest essays, reviews, and biographical sketches and provide an introduction and background notes.

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Woolf thinks that despite Montaigne, the English may be said to own the essay because of its peculiar popularity among them. “You can say in this shape what you cannot with equal fitness say in any ... Read full review

The essays of Virginia Woolf

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Here is the first volume in another major series of Virginia Woolf's writings: her essays and reviews, arranged chronologically and annotated. Most of the pieces109 in all, 83 of which have not ... Read full review

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1904
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1905
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A Belle of the Fifties
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Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Virginia Woolf was born in London, England on January 25, 1882. She was the daughter of the prominent literary critic Leslie Stephen. Her early education was obtained at home through her parents and governesses. After death of her father in 1904, her family moved to Bloomsbury, where they formed the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, a circle of philosophers, writers, and artists. During her lifetime, she wrote both fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels included Jacob's Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, and Between the Acts. Her non-fiction books included The Common Reader, A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas, The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays, and The Death of the Moth and Other Essays. Having had periods of depression throughout her life and fearing a final mental breakdown from which she might not recover, Woolf drowned herself on March 28, 1941 at the age of 59. Her husband published part of her farewell letter to deny that she had taken her life because she could not face the terrible times of war.

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