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 — 103,814 ratings — published 1925 — 344 editions
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To the Lighthouse
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 67,049 ratings — published 1927 — 287 editions
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A Room of One's Own
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 44,762 ratings — published 1929 — 181 editions
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Orlando
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 27,322 ratings — published 1928 — 206 editions
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The Waves
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 12,267 ratings — published 1931 — 164 editions
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The Voyage Out
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 4,826 ratings — published 1915 — 149 editions
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Night and Day
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 4,684 ratings — published 1919 — 128 editions
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Jacob's Room
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 4,306 ratings — published 1922 — 166 editions
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Between the Acts
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,073 ratings — published 1941 — 77 editions
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A Writer's Diary
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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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