Virginia Woolf

United Library

Virginia Woolf
United Library
5 January 2024

Virginia Woolf

United Library

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Step into the world of Adeline Virginia Woolf, the celebrated English writer whose pioneering contributions to modernist literature and mastery of the stream of consciousness narrative technique have left an indelible mark on the 20th-century literary landscape.

Virginia Woolf;s book is an intimate journey through the complex and brilliant mind of a literary icon. Born into privilege in South Kensington, London, Virginia Woolf grew up immersed in English classics and Victorian literature. Her early education laid the foundation for a career that would revolutionize the world of literature. From her formative years at King's College London, where she studied classics and history, to her introduction to the Bloomsbury Group-a circle of intellectuals and artists that included her sister Vanessa Bell-Woolf's life was marked by intellectual curiosity and creativity. Supported by her father's encouragement, Woolf began her professional writing career in 1900, ultimately becoming a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group and marrying Leonard Woolf in 1912. Together, they founded the Hogarth Press, which published much of her groundbreaking work. Woolf's personal life was as unconventional as her writing. She explored romantic relationships with women, most notably Vita Sackville-West, whose literary collaboration with Woolf produced notable works. Amid London's inter-war literary and artistic society, Woolf penned iconic novels such as "Mrs Dalloway," "To the Lighthouse," and "Orlando," along with seminal essays like "A Room of One's Own." However, Woolf's life was marked by inner turmoil, mental illness, and struggles with bipolar disorder. In 1941, at the age of 59, she tragically ended her life by drowning in the River Ouse at Lewes.

This book offers a profound exploration of the brilliant mind behind the literary masterpieces, shedding light on the complex intersections of art, gender, and mental health in Woolf's life and work.

Discover the woman who continues to captivate readers and scholars alike, inspiring generations with her literary genius and the enduring power of her words.

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