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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female

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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."

She committed suicide by filling her pockets with rocks and drowning in the Ouse River.



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Mrs. Dalloway
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To the Lighthouse
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A Room of One's Own
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 40,068 ratings — published 1929 — 159 editions
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Orlando
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The Waves
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Night and Day
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Between the Acts
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,822 ratings — published 1941 — 69 editions
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A Writer's Diary
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“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
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“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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