Search Results: 'Virginia Woolf'
The Works of Virginia Woolf
This collection of the works of Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941, contains the following books
The Voyage Out, Night and Day, Jacob's Room
Monday or Tuesday:
1. A Haunted... More > House
2. A Society
3. Monday or Tuesday
4. An Unwritten Novel
5. The String Quartet
6. Blue & Green
7. Kew Gardens
8. The Mark on the Wall< Less
The Complete Works of Virginia Woolf
The Voyage Out, Night and Day, Jacob's Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, The Waves, Flush: A Biography, The Years, Between the Acts
Short Story Collections:
Monday or... More > Tuesday, A Haunted House and Other Short Stories
The Common Reader: First Series, The Common Reader: Second Series, A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas, The Death of the Moth and Other Essays< Less
Virginia Woolf Collection: Jacob's Room, Monday or Tuesday, Night and Day, The Voyage Out
Recently, studies of Virginia Woolf have focused on feminist and lesbian themes in her work, such as in the 1997 collection of critical essays, Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings, edited by Eileen... More > Barrett and Patricia Cramer. Controversially, Louise A. DeSalvo reads most of Woolf's life and career through the lens of the incestuous sexual abuse Woolf suffered as a young woman in her 1989 book Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on her Life and Work.
Woolf's fiction is also studied for its insight into shell shock, war, class and modern British society...< Less
The voyage out
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The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a... More > kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway.< Less
Night and Day
Dialogue and descriptions of thought and actions are used in equal amount, unlike in Woolf's later book, To the Lighthouse. There are four major characters, Katharine Hilbery, Mary Datchet, Ralph... More > Denham, and William Rodney. Night and Day deals with issues concerning women's suffrage, if love and marriage can coexist, and if marriage is necessary for happiness. Motifs throughout the book includes the stars and sky, the River Thames, and walks. Also, Woolf makes many references to the works of William Shakespeare, especially As You Like It.< Less
Jacob's Room (Illustrated)
Widely regarded as one of the most important modernist writers, Virginia Woolf was also one of the most important female authors of the twentieth century. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, is an... More > experimental character study that delves into the life of protagonist Jacob Flanders, largely through the eyes of the friends, acquaintances, family members, and lovers who surround him.< Less
The Voyage Out
Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with... More > an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modeled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell...< Less
Monday or Tuesday
In her 1919 work Modern Fiction, Virginia Woolf explains her new approach to writing :
Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day. The mind receives a myriad... More > impressions—trivial, fantastic, evanescent, or engraved with the sharpness of steel. From all sides they come, an incessant shower of innumerable atoms; and as they fall, as they shape themselves into the life of Monday or Tuesday.
This last phrase "the life of Monday or Tuesday", is what Woolf believed to be at the core of fiction; and from it came the title of this, her first short story collection, and the only selection she published herself.< Less
Published in 1933 by Hogarth, Flush is an experiment in biography, using the medium of a pet dog, the eponymous character, to examine the imagined life of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. While... More > Woolf's approach is essentially fictional, she used existing correspondence between Browning and her husband, combined with poems about Flush the dog to create non-fictional threads. On these factual underpinnings, Woolf then layered themes that she wished to explore.
Connections to A Room of One's Own come across in the way Woolf deals with Browning's life as a woman writer and intellectual, existing in a patriarchal city environment. In choosing such an approach, Woolf certainly betrays the autobiographical elements in the text, given her own status and also allows her to cover the pressures imposed by her private ailments.< Less
Jacob's Room is the third novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 26 October 1922.
The novel centers, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders, and is... More > presented entirely by the impressions other characters have of Jacob [except for those times when we do indeed get Jacob's perspective]. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed as a void in place of the central character, if indeed the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms< Less