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Book Cover Image: Title: Mrs. Dalloway, Author: Virginia Woolf

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Mrs. Dalloway
One of Woolf's most celebrated and popular novels, Mrs. Dalloway follows a woman's life through a single day, one that is also the last of a war veteran's life. Direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party she is to give that evening, Woolf ultimately manages to reveal much more; for it is the feeling behind these daily events and their juxtaposition with the unfolding suicide of Septimus Smith that gives the story its texture and richness.


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The Voyage Out
In the author's debut novel, young, free-spirited Rachel Vinrace departs London for a sea voyage to South America. Surrounded by a clutch of genteel companions -- among them her aunt Helen, who judges Rachel to be "vacillating," "emotional," and "more than normally incompetent for her years" -- Rachel displays a startling maturity when she finds her engagement to the writer Terence Hewet listing toward disaster. As she soon discovers, "tragedies come in the hungry hours."


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A Room of One's Own
Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one's own room.


Book Cover Image: Title: Moments of Being, Author: Virginia Woolf

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Moments of Being
This collection of brief autobiographical sketches offers fascinating glimpses of the writer's life. "A Sketch of the Past" is the longest and most significant of the pieces, giving an account of Virginia Woolf's early years in the family household at 22 Hyde Park Gate. It illuminates her relationship to her father, Leslie Stephen, who played a crucial role in her development as an individual and as a writer.


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Virginia Woolf
Hermione Lee
The most thorough biography yet of Woolf and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.


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Virginia Woolf: A Biography
Quentin Bell
The first major study of Woolf's life, written by her nephew.


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The Hours
Michael Cunningham
The story of three women, including Woolf herself, this novel is inspired in part by Woolf's life and by her novel Mrs. Dalloway.


Book Cover Image: Title: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Author: Nigel Nicholson and Joanne Trautmann

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The Letters of Virginia Woolf
Edited by Nigel Nicholson and Joanne Trautmann
This is the first of a six-volume collection of Woolf's letters.


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Howards End
E. M. Forster
A friend and fellow member of the Bloomsbury Group, Forster wrote novels more conventionally structured than Woolf's, but no less influential. In this beautifully subtle work, two families -- the intellectual, left-wing Schlegels and the materialistic Wilcoxes, come to know each other by chance. When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home -- Howards End -- to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis is precipitated that takes years to resolve.


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The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction
Kate Chopin
When it first appeared in 1899, The Awakening was greeted with cries of outrage. The novel's frank portrayal of a woman's emotional, intellectual, and sexual awakening shocked the sensibilities of the time and destroyed the author's reputation and career. Many years passed before this short, pioneering work was recognized as a major achievement in American literature.


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Did anyone read Hermione Lee book on V. Woolf? And if so what did you think of it?

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How important is it to read the books in the same order they were written? Does it enhance something? Does it matter? That perhaps especially in VW's case but with any writer (when one has a choice to do so)?

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Did anyone read Hermione Lee book on V. Woolf? And if so what did you think of it?

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a great book, I think



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How important is it to read the books in the same order they were written? Does it enhance something? Does it matter? That perhaps especially in VW's case but with any writer (when one has a choice to do so)?

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I don't think you have to read all of Woolf, and definitely not in order. I think anyone who wants her heart just needs to read To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway, but maybe many times.

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thanks, I am planning to get it.
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I will end up reading the other books, too, just in a slow pace probably...not sure...but she definitely became one of my "reading projects".

Another one would be Austen.

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I will end up reading the other books, too, just in a slow pace probably...not sure...but she definitely became one of my "reading projects".

Another one would be Austen.

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I totally agree with you, ziki. VW will become one of my 'reading projects' as well. I was thinking of reading Mrs. Dalloway after To the Lighthouse.
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Re: ? order


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How important is it to read the books in the same order they were written? Does it enhance something? Does it matter? That perhaps especially in VW's case but with any writer (when one has a choice to do so)?

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I think it depends on how interested in the writer's works you might be. In VW's case there is so much other data, i.e., her diaries, her essays, etc. coupled with some good biographies that you can get a real feel for the writer's approach to his or her work. I read Woolf's "Night and Day," which was one of her first works and the difference between it and our "To the Lighthouse" really shows her growth, not only as a writer, but as a person. So, yeah I think that is the best approach.

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I agree, a large (755 pages in my edition), very well written work. However, keep in mind that Lee is a biographer and not a Woolf scholar.

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Re: Woolf scholars

Does anyone have any recommendations of works by Woolf scholars?
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Question for Ilana: ORLANDO and THE WAVES

Ilana, Orlando is my favorite: it seems VW had a lot of fun writing it! Wouldn't you consider it, along with The Waves, essential reading, too? All four are excerpted in The Viriginia Woolf Reader.


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thanks

Thanks SD for your replies here.
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but a little p.s. here: Lee is very much a Woolf scholar, too.



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I agree, a large (755 pages in my edition), very well written work. However, keep in mind that Lee is a biographer and not a Woolf scholar.

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Lee on VW

I've got the book now, it'll be interesting to read.
thanks for all input

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I've got the book now, it'll be interesting to read.
thanks for all input

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Lee also wrote a biography of Willa Cather, who's My Antonia we're just starting now, as a May book. Have you ever read Cather?



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Yes, I saw that Lee has book on Wharton and Cather...they are taxing.

I read My Ántonia with BN university, it was a great discussion. I gave a copy to a friend of mine after that but she gave me a strange look and I am not sure if she ever read it. I like Cather's books.

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well, if you get a chance in May, come in and help tune our Cather discussion.

A few weeks ago, I got to see Lee speak at the New York Public Library. The woman has amazing energy. And seems kind.


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Yes, I saw that Lee has book on Wharton and Cather...they are taxing.

I read My Ántonia with BN university, it was a great discussion. I gave a copy to a friend of mine after that but she gave me a strange look and I am not sure if she ever read it. I like Cather's books.

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Lee speaking at the library

What a great opportunity!
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Oh, I thought this board and discussion were closed. So glad to still read messages from here :smileyhappy:
 
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