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Virginia Woolf

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 1917, they founded The Hogarth Press. Virginia Woolf suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on March 28, 1941, she committed suicide.


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A Truth Universally Acknowledged
Written by C. S. Lewis, Virginia Woolf and Anna Quindlen, Edited by Susannah Carson, Foreword by Harold Bloom
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8001-1 (0-8129-8001-8)

Why are we so fascinated with Jane Austen’s novels? Why is Austen so universally beloved? The essayists in this volume offer their thoughts on the delightful puzzle of Austen’s popularity. Classic and contemporary writers—novelists, essayists, journalists, scholars, and a filmmaker—discuss the tricks and treasures of Austen’s novels, from her witty dialogue... Read more

Moll Flanders
Written by Daniel Defoe, Introduction by Virginia Woolf
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2002
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76010-5 (0-375-76010-5)

Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and... Read more

Robinson Crusoe
Written by Daniel Defoe, Introduction by Virginia Woolf
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$10.00/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-75732-7 (0-375-75732-5)

Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades. An ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances, Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God. This edition features maps. Read more

Jacob's Room
Written by Virginia Woolf, Introduction by Sue Roe
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1998
$13.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-018570-6 (0-14-018570-4)

Jacob Flanders is a young man passing from adolescence to adulthood in a hazy rite of passage. From his boyhood on the windswept shores of Cornwall to his days as a student at Cambridge, his elusive, chameleon-like character is gradually revealed in a stream of loosely related incidents and impressions: whether... Read more

Mrs. Dalloway
Written by Virginia Woolf, Introduction by Nadia Fusini
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | February 1993
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-42042-2 (0-679-42042-8)


Mrs. Dalloway chronicles a June day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway–a day that is taken up with running minor errands in preparation for a party and that is punctuated, toward the end, by the suicide of a young man she has never met. In giving an apparently ordinary day such...

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Night and Day
Written by Virginia Woolf, Introduction by Julia Briggs, Noted by Julia Briggs
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1996
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-018568-3 (0-14-018568-2)

An immaculately-observed social comedy that explores the boundaries between personal freedom and the demands of love

Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged, but uncertain of her future. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney, and her dangerous attraction to the passionate Ralph Denham. As she... Read more

To the Lighthouse
Written by Virginia Woolf, Introduction by Julia Briggs
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40537-5 (0-679-40537-2)


Though its fame as an icon of twentieth-century literature rests primarily on the brilliance of its narrative technique and the impressionistic beauty of its prose, To the Lighthouse is above all the story of a quest, and as such it possesses a brave and magical universality.


Observed across the years at their...

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The Voyage Out
Written by Virginia Woolf, Introduction by Michael Cunningham
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75727-3 (0-375-75727-9)

The Modern Library is proud to include Virginia Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out--together with a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham. Published to acclaim in England in 1915 and in America five years later, The Voyage Out marks Woolf's beginning as one of the twentieth century's most brilliant... Read more

The Voyage Out
Written by Virginia Woolf, Introduction by Jane Wheare, Noted by Jane Wheare
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 1992
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-018563-8 (0-14-018563-1)

A party of English people are aboard the Euphrosyne, bound for South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, a young girl, innocent and wholly ignorant of the world of politics and society, books, sex, love and marriage. She is a free spirit half-caught, momentarily and passionately, by Terence Hewet, an aspiring... Read more