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During the period in which these essays were written, Woolf published Night and Day and Jacob's Room, contributed widely to British and American periodicals, and progressed from straight reviewing to more extended critical essays. "Excellently edited, the essays reconfirm [Woolf's] major importance as a twentieth-century writer" (Library Journal). Edited and with an Introd
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Published November 15th 1991 by Harcourt (first published January 1st 1967)
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Apr 23, 2011 Lorraine rated it liked it
I found some of the essays a bit short. Prefer her long ones. Also there is a great preoccupation with 'realism' -- that the Bloomsbury group had at that tme, so it wasn't that useful for me. The stuff on reader relations etc was very interesting, however, to understand how Woolf wanted her books to be understood, or how she thinks people should read.
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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 es
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The Essays (6 books)
  • The Essays, Vol. 1: 1904-1912
  • The Essays, Vol. 2: 1912-1918
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  • The Essays, Vol. 5: 1929-1932
  • The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Vol 6: 1933 to 1941

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