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The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf
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Apr 09, 2012

it was ok

Woolf writes for her own time, which unfortunately, means that this book does not translate so well into our own. Save for some pieces written about great authors of literature who are still read (at least in some circles) today, such as Jane Austen, many of her essays are very easily ignorable because they have no familiarity or importance to today's reader; I had no knowledge about many, probably most, of the people she writes about. The book is not so much for the common reader as about common (that is, non-royal) readers of times gone by.
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Boris Gregoric In total agreement.

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