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Virginia Woolf: A Biography (Paperback)
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Virginia Woolf: A Biography (Paperback)

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Paperback 576 Pages / Published: 07/03/1996
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As the nephew of Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell enjoyed an initimacy with his subject granted to few biographers. Originally published in two volumes in 1972, his acclaimed biography describes Virginia Woolf's family and childhood; her earliest writings; the formation of the Bloomsbury Group; her marriage to Leonard Woolf; the mental breakdown of the years 1912-15; the origins and growth of the Hogarth Press; her friendships with T. S. Eliot, Katherine Mansfield and Vita Sackvill-West; her struggles to write The Waves and The Years; and the political and personal distresses of her last decade. Compelling, moving and entertaining, Quentin Bell's biography was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize. It is a fitting tribute to a remarkable and complex woman, one of the greatest writers of the century.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780712674508
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 42 mm


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"A model of the biographer's art, combining as it does diligent research, abundant quotations and a judicious and self-effacing narrative written in attractive and readable prose... One of the really great biographies of recent times" -- Ray Monk * Sunday Telegraph *
"A work of art, evoking by his frankness and outstanding skill the vivid personality that cast a spell upon almost everyone lucky enough to know her" -- Raymond Mortimer
"Professor Bell is absolute master of his material. He brings his subject to life with such honesty that one almost forgets that she wrote some of the great important novels of the period" -- Anthony Curtis
"Outstanding..romantic, enthralling, even hilarious" -- Margaret Lane
"Will rank among the great lives" -- Arthur Calder-Marshall

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