Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf

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born
in Kensington, Middlesex, England, The United Kingdom
January 25, 1882

died
March 28, 1941

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(Adeline) 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, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."


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Mrs. Dalloway
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 110,392 ratings — published 1925 — 360 editions
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To the Lighthouse
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 71,267 ratings — published 1927 — 302 editions
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A Room of One's Own
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 48,255 ratings — published 1929 — 36 editions
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Orlando
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 28,850 ratings — published 1928 — 222 editions
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The Waves
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 13,111 ratings — published 1931 — 169 editions
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The Voyage Out
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 5,141 ratings — published 1915 — 155 editions
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Night and Day
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 4,954 ratings — published 1919 — 131 editions
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Jacob's Room
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 4,579 ratings — published 1922 — 173 editions
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Between the Acts
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,232 ratings — published 1941 — 84 editions
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A Writer's Diary
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,477 ratings — published 1953 — 34 editions
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The Essays, Vol. 1: 1904-1912 The Essays, Vol. 2: 1912-1918 The Essays, Vol. 3: 1919-1924 The Essays, Vol. 4: 1925-1928 The Essays, Vol. 5: 1929-1932 The Essays of Virginia Wool...
The Essays (6 books)
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“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
Virginia Woolf

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
Virginia Woolf

“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.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

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