First published in 1979, Virginia Woolf is an original critical study of where the author considers Virginia Woolf’s non-fiction as well as fiction, exploring the different ways Woolf sought to embody her artistic vision throughout her remarkable literary career. The book establishes both the intellectual and social setting of the Bloomsbury world in which she lived and includes detailed discussions of all her work. Woolf’s unending quest to express, as she says, ‘the exact shapes my brain holds,’ provides us with a new method of appreciating her total achievement as a writer. This book will be of interest to students of literature and women’s studies.

    Preface and acknowledgements 1. The Life 2. Bloomsbury 3. The Problem of the Fiction 4. The Voyage Out 5. Night and Day 6. Jacob’s Room 7. Mrs. Dalloway 8. To the Lighthouse 9. Orlando 10. The Waves 11. The Years 12. Between the Acts 13. The Biographies: Flush and Roger Fry 14. Social Criticism: A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas 15. Literary Criticism Suggested Reading Index


    Michael Rosenthal