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The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Vol. One, 1888-1912 (The Letters of Virginia Woolf #1)

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A collection of Virginia Woolf's correspondence from age six to the eve of her marriage twenty-four years later. "Engagingly fresh and spontaneous as young Virginia's letters are...the excitement in this collection arises from [her] growing awareness of herself as a writer" (Chicago Sun-Times). Introduction by Nigel Nicolson; Index; photographs.

Hardcover, 6 pages
Published November 1st 1975 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published 1975)
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To me, Virginia's letters are her masterpiece. I am huge fan, but I admit sometimes her novels are thick and esoteric (lots of references to Bloombury friends,family and her own musings). I've never been able to finish "The Waves" for example. However, her letters a DELIGHTFUL. In them, we see her humor and mischevious side.
Wes Zickau
To Emma Vaughan:
My dear and ancient Toad...

Now that's how you begin a letter.
Aug 01, 2011 Ellen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Woolfians, people who like to read letters and memoirs, Bloomsbury Group fans
The first in the series of Virginia Woolf's letters, this volume started my enthusiasm for reading her letters that continues now. I'm currently continuing my path through the series, reading Volume Five. What I do is to read the letters along with Woolf's diary from the same period of time, and what's really intriguing is to see how differently she might tell of the same event in the letters vs. in her diaries. Not expecting the diaries ever to be published, Woolf lays her thoughts and feeling ...more
Superb! If you're a lover of Virginia Woolf's novels, you'll enjoy reading her letters as well. Quite witty, indeed.
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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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