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The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Volume Two, 1912-1922

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Over six hundred letters covering the first decade of the Woolfs' marriage; the publication of The Voyage Out, Night and Day, and Jacob's Room; the founding of Hogarth Press; the years of World War I; Virginia's two periods of insanity and an attempted suicide. Edited by Nigel Nicolson and Joanne Trautmann; Introduction by Nigel Nicolson; Index; photographs.
Paperback, 672 pages
Published April 13th 1978 by Mariner Books (first published September 23rd 1976)
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Helen
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable, strangely in some ways more revealing than the diary - certainly throws fresh light on relationships with friends and acquaintances. This volume takes us as far as the publication of "Jacob's room" and being settled at Monk's House. There is almost nothing about the writing of her novels in the letters, apart from one long letter at the end of the volume. She could obviously compartmentalise her activities in her correspondence.
Andrew
Feb 02, 2011 rated it liked it
As usual with the letters of writers, a very interesting, plebian rendering, in words, of the privater personas of a someone we know almost exclusively through words. This edition, to me, had two themes of primary interest: Woolf's as yet unsure measure of her own talent and fame; and Woolf's as yet unsure measure of James Joyce's own talent and fame. The vortices of correspondence about Ulysses are fascinating, as is her narration of meeting and befriending TS Elliot. Her letters confirm my ...more
Ellen
Mar 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Once again, cannot recommend this series of letters highly enough to the fan of Virginia Woolf. These are delightful to read and show Woolf's public persona quite clearly.
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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
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