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Virginia Woolf Reader

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ISBN-10: 0156935902

ISBN-13: 9780156935906

Edition: N/A

Authors: Virginia Woolf, Mitchell A. Leaska

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This rich introduction to the art of Virginia Woolf contains the complete texts of five short stories and eight essays, together with substantial excerpts from the longer fiction and nonfiction. An ideal volume for those encountering Woolf for the first time as well as for those already devoted to her work. Edited and with a Preface by Mitchell A. Leaska.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/31/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Virginia Woolf was born in London, the daughter of the prominent literary critic Leslie Stephen. She never received a formal university education; her early education was obtained at home through her parents and governesses. After death of her father in 1904, her family moved to Bloomsbury, where they formed the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, a circle of philosophers, writers and artists. As a writer, Woolf was a great experimenter. She scorned the traditional narrative form and turned to expressionism as a means of telling her story. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To The Lighthouse (1927), her two generally acknowledged masterpieces, are stream-of-consciousness novels in which most of the…