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Selected Essays

Virginia Woolf
Edited by David Bradshaw

October 2009

ISBN: 9780199556069

288 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

This selection brings together thirty of Woolf's best essays across a wide range of subjects including writing and reading, the role and reputation of women writers, the art of biography and the London scene. They are enchanting in their own right, and indispensable to an understanding of this great writer.

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This selection brings together thirty of Woolf's best essays across a wide range of subjects including writing and reading, the role and reputation of women writers, the art of biography, and the London scene. They are enchanting in their own right, and indispensable to an understanding of this great writer.

  • This is the only one-volume edition of Virginia Woolf's essays to bring together the best of her essays across the span of her career.
  • Woolf's essays range from critical considerations of modern fiction and the craft of writing, to women writers and the London scene, as well as more personal essays on her father and the art of biography.
  • One of the best essayists of the twentieth-century, Woolf's non-fiction is as important for an understanding of this great writer as are her novels, and equally important as an introduction to Modernism.
  • Includes her important statement on modern fiction 'Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown', attacking the realism of Arnold Bennett and advocating the more fluid style that she pioneered.
  • Introduction and notes by David Bradshaw, editor of the OWC editions of Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse

About the Author(s)

Virginia Woolf

Edited by David Bradshaw, Reader in English Literature, Oxford University

Table of Contents

    The Decay of Essay-Writing
    Modern Fiction
    The Modern Essay
    How it Strikes a Contemporary
    Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown
    Character in Fiction
    Impassioned Prose
    How Should One Read a Book?
    Poetry, Fiction and the Future
    Craftsmanship
    The Feminine Note in Fiction
    Women Novelists
    Women and Fiction
    Professions for Women
    Memories of a Working Women's Guild
    Why?
    The New Biography
    On Being Ill
    The Art of Biography
    Thunder at Wembley
    The Cinema
    Street Haunting: A London Adventure
    The Sun and the Fish
    The Docks of London
    Oxford Street Tide
    Evening over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor Car
    Flying over London
    Why Art Today Follows Politics
    Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid

Reviews

"Brilliant and subtle essays." - Independent on Sunday.

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