Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf


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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To the Lighthouse

3.76 avg rating — 89,854 ratings — published 1927 — 407 editions
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A Room of One's Own

4.08 avg rating — 65,630 ratings — published 1929 — 300 editions
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Orlando

3.85 avg rating — 36,633 ratings — published 1928 — 310 editions
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The Waves

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The Voyage Out

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Night and Day

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3.74 avg rating — 6,078 ratings — published 1919 — 210 editions
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Jacob's Room

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Between the Acts

3.65 avg rating — 3,988 ratings — published 1941 — 111 editions
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A Writer's Diary

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“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
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

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

Polls

March Short Story Poll

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, 30 pages, 1948
 
  67 votes, 23.6%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  50 votes, 17.6%

 
  40 votes, 14.1%

 
  28 votes, 9.9%

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, 48 pages, 1729
 
  23 votes, 8.1%

 
  22 votes, 7.7%

Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, 126 pages, 1925
 
  21 votes, 7.4%

 
  18 votes, 6.3%

So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ, 90 pages, 1979
 
  11 votes, 3.9%

The Double Bass by Patrick Süskind, 57 pages, 1981
 
  4 votes, 1.4%

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