The Years


Author: Virginia Woolf

The most popular of Virginia Woolf’s novels during her lifetime, The Years is a savage indictment of British society at the turn of the century, edited with an introduction and notes by Jeri Johnson in Penguin Modern Classics.,,The Years is the story of three generations of the Pargiter family – their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs – mapped out against….Read More

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A party of English people are aboard the Euphrosyne, bound for South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, a young girl, innocent and wholly ignorant of the world of politics… Continue Reading Posted in: Bildungsromans, Education & Reference, English Fiction, Women Travelers

Between the Acts

In Woolf's final novel, villagers present their annual pageant, made up of scenes from the history of England, at a house in the heart of the country as personal dramas… Continue Reading Posted in: Classics, Fiction, Literature

The Icarus Girl

Jessamy "Jess" Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of an extraordinary and powerful imagination, she spends hours writing haiku, reading Shakespeare, or simply hiding in the dark warmth… Continue Reading Posted in: African Literature, Fiction In English 2000 Texts, Girls, Mythology & Folk Tales, Psychological Fiction

Jacob’s Room

Introduced by Quentin BellIn her third novel, Virginia Woolf discovers her own unique voice as a novelist and the impressionistic style of her great later works. This definitive edition contains… Continue Reading Posted in: English Fiction, Great Britain, Social Conditions

Night and Day

Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged, but uncertain of her future. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney, and her dangerous attraction to the… Continue Reading Posted in: Domestic Fiction, Family Relationships, Poets Family Relationships

The Waves

Introduced by Angelica GarnettRegarded by many as Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, this novel was written partially to exorcise her private ghosts. It traces the lives of six people who are almost… Continue Reading Posted in: Fine Books, Psychology, Social Conditions


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Virginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West.… Continue Reading Posted in: Biographical Fiction, Classic American Fiction, Fiction, The English Novel In The 19th & 20th Centuries, Women

To the Lighthouse

The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial… Continue Reading Posted in: English Fiction, Mothers Death, The English Novel In The 19th & 20th Centuries

Mrs Dalloway

Sally stopped; picked a flower; kissed her on the lips.',,,On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus… Continue Reading Posted in: Classics, Fiction, Literature

A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at… Continue Reading Posted in: History, Paperbacks England 2004, Typefaces Monotype Dante England 2004

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