Virginia Woolf Author:Dorothy Brewster Here is a study of the whole Virginia Woolf - as a woman, as a critic, and as an artist. We see her first, set against the background of the forces that shaped her life: the city, for which she had an abiding love; the sea, which figures so prominently in her work; and books, for which she acquired an early deep respect. — She was at home from ch... more »ildhood with the intellectual aristocracy of late Victorian England. Both before and after her marriage, she was at the vital center of the Bloomsbury group. In this section, the author sketches Woolf's wit, her charm and gaiety, and finally, her suicidal despair...and that's just the beginning of the story.
With its wealth of information about Woolf's life, its detailed account of her work, and its comprehensive chronology and bibliography, the book is a valuable study of a writer whose brilliant experiments did much to shape the modern novel.« less