Virginia Woolf, Paperback

Virginia Woolf Paperback



Hermione Lee sees Virginia Woolf afresh, in her historical setting and as a vital figure for our times.

Her book moves freely between a richly detailed life-story and new attempts to understand crucial questions - the impact of her childhood, the cause and nature of her madness and suicide, the truth about her marriage, her feelings for women, her prejudies and obsessions.

This is a vivid, close-up portrait, returning to primary sources, and showing Woolf as occupying a distinct, even uneasy position with 'Bloomsbury'.

It is a writer's life, illustrating how the concerns of her work arise and develop, and a political life, which establishes Woolf as a radically sceptical, subversive, courageous feminist.

Incorporating newly discovered sources and illustrated with photos and drawings never used before, this biography is a revelation -informed, intelligent and moving.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912 pages, illustrations facsimiles, geneal. table, portraits
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780099732518



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