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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3.79 avg rating — 213,040 ratings — published 1925 — 1170 editions
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To the Lighthouse

3.78 avg rating — 125,366 ratings — published 1927 — 1173 editions
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A Room of One's Own

4.15 avg rating — 109,570 ratings — published 1929 — 983 editions
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Orlando

3.87 avg rating — 54,792 ratings — published 1928 — 264 editions
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The Waves

4.15 avg rating — 26,475 ratings — published 1931 — 537 editions
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The Voyage Out

3.75 avg rating — 8,808 ratings — published 1915 — 546 editions
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Night and Day

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3.75 avg rating — 7,728 ratings — published 1919 — 482 editions
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Jacob's Room

3.53 avg rating — 7,962 ratings — published 1922 — 602 editions
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Between the Acts

3.63 avg rating — 5,580 ratings — published 1941 — 272 editions
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A Writer's Diary

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4.26 avg rating — 4,011 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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