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Birth Name: Adeline Virginia Stephen

Born: 25 January 1882 Died: 28 March 1941

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Leonard Woolf


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Description: Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. 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." Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been ... (more)
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"about James Joyce " the work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples.” about Adolus Huxley "All raw, uncooked, protesting.” about Henry James "I am reading Henry James...and feel myself as one entombed in a block of smooth amber.""


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"To the Lighthouse (10/10) The Voyage Out (9/10) Monday or Tuesday (8/10) Mrs. Dalloway (7/10) A Room of One's Own (7/10) "


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" Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist essay is a"


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Famous Last Words (18 person items)

"On 28 March 1941, Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, and walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned. Woolf's body was not found until 18 April 1941. In her last note to her husband she wrote: "I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible ha"


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""After completing the manuscript of her last (posthumously published) novel, Between the Acts, Woolf fell victim to a depression similar to that which she had earlier experienced. The onset of World War II, the destruction of her London home during the Blitz, and the cool reception given to her biography of her late friend Roger Fryall worsened her condition until she was unable to work. On 28 March 1941, Woolf committed suicide. She put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, then wal"



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