A moving, perceptive and beautifully written insight into the workings of the mind of one of the best loved and most admired writers of the twentieth century.
Virginia Woolf turned to her diary as to an intimate friend, to whom she could freely and spontaneously confide her thoughts on public events or the joys and trials of domestic life. Between 1st January 1915 and her death in 1941 she regularly recorded her thoughts with unfailing grace, courage, honesty and wit. The result is one of the greatest diaries in the English language.
About the Author
Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. From 1915, when she published her first novel, THE VOYAGE OUT, Virginia Woolf maintained an astonishing output of fiction, literary criticism, essays and biography. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1017 they founded the Hogarth Press. She suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on 28th March 1941 she committed suicide.
"Her nephew Quentin Bell claims that the thirty volumes of Woolf's diary are a masterpiece.Anne Olivier Bell has reduced them to a single volume. It think it is still a masterpiece" -- A.S. Byatt Evening Standard "One of the glories of our literature" -- Paul Levy "She made portraits exact, more clairvoyant, more living than those of any writer I know" -- P.N. Furbank "A work of the highest imaginative genius, with powers of perception and description unexampled in our time" -- Isaiah Berlin "More alive than most living voices" -- Claire Tomalin
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Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 4th September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.402