Virginia Woolf (Paperback)
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Virginia Woolf (Paperback)

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Paperback 912 Pages / Published: 02/10/1997
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099732518
Number of pages: 912
Weight: 979 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 48 mm


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"An outstanding achievement...superb" -- Selena Hastings * Sunday Telegraph *
"It is a lasting, and even a great, book. These are not terms one gets to use often, or should ever use lightly" -- Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours
"Lee's book is not only very good, but very necessary" -- Penelope Fitzgerald
"One of the most impressive biographies of the decade: moving, eloquent, powerful" * Financial Times *

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“A must read for Woolf fans”

This is a gorgeous biography that gives great insight into the life and mind of Virginia Woolf. Lee brings together letters and insights into Woolf's books so that you feel like you're given an up-close and... More

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