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  • Virginia Woolf

    The collected BBC radio adaptations of Virginia Woolf’s pioneering modernist novels, with star casts including Kristin Scott-Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson, Laura Fraser, Robert Glenister and Fenella Woolgar. The Voyage Out A sea voyage to South America turns into a journey of self-discovery for naïve Rachel Vinrace. Starring Laura Fraser, Rebecca Johnson and Bertie Carvel. Night and Day In pre-First World War London, aristocrat Katharine Hilbery and suffragette Mary Datchet have their assumptions about love challenged. Starring Kristin Scott-Thomas. Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece charts one day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, as she prepares to...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Audie-Award Winner Pippa Nixon Pip pa Nixon, known for her roles in Unforgotten, John Carter and Mother Father Son. Once described as the 'longest and most charming love-letter in literature', Virginia Woolf's Orlando is edited by Brenda Lyons with an introduction and notes by Sandra M. Gilbert in Penguin Classics. Written for Virginia Woolf's intimate friend, the charismatic writer Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a playful mock 'biography' of a chameleonic historical figure, immortal and ageless, who changes sex and identity on a whim. First masculine, then feminine, Orlando begins life as a...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Escucha ahora esta obra cumbre de la narrativa de Virginia Woolf, Las olas, un clásico intemporal que acompaña al lector a lo largo de los años como el recuerdo de un verano lejano e irrepetiblemente feliz. Desde que se publicara en 1931, Las olas ha sido considerada una de las obras capitales de la narrativa del siglo XX, tanto por la originalidad e hipnótica belleza de su prosa como por la perfección de su revolucionaria técnica, y, con el paso de los años, su influencia en la literatura contemporánea ha ido acrecentándose. La novela desarrolla, al compás del batir de las olas en la playa, seis monólogos interiores que, como un tapiz a cada instante tejido y destejido,...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Un cuarto propio es un breve ensayo de Virginia Woolf sobre la condición femenina que se ha convertido en un icono de la literatura del siglo XX. «No hay marca en la pared para medir la precisa estatura de las mujeres. No hay medidas que determinen las condiciones de una buena madre o el cariño de una hija, la fidelidad de una hermana o la capacidad de una ama de llaves», comenta Virginia Woolf en este ensayo, pero lo que también nos dice es que para escribir una novela una mujer tiene que tener un cuarto propio y comida caliente; en resumen, tener una vida propia e independiente. Lejos de ser un alegato furibundo contra los hombres, Un cuarto propio es un elegante...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    FOREWORD BY ALI SMITH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANCESCA WADE Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf? In the early years of its existence, the Times Literary Supplement published some of the finest writers in English: T. S. Eliot, Henry James and E. M. Forster among them. But one of the paper’s defining voices was Virginia Woolf, who produced a string of superb essays between the two World Wars. The weirdness of Elizabethan plays, the pleasure of revisiting favourite novels, the supreme examples of Charlotte Brontë, George...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Written before she began her experiments in the writing of fiction, Virginia Woolf's second novel, Night and Day, is a story about a group of young people trying to discover what it means to fall in love. It asks all the big questions: What does it mean to fall in love? Does marriage grant happiness? What is happiness? Night and Day is a conventional novel; however, it maps out for us the world of Virginia Woolf in its wondrous prose: for her it was the beginning, leading on to a prolonged engagement with her search for the means to express the 'inner...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    The Short Stories Of Virginia Woolf. The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Virginia Woolf. Adeline Virginia Woolf was born in 1882 and was to become a founder of modernist writing. Her background is filled with elements of tragedy that she somehow overcame to become a revered writer. Her mother...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Anjli Mohindra, best known for her role as Nadia in the BBC One series Bodyguard. This definitive edition includes an Introduction by Elaine Showalter, read by Kristin Atherton. On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax. Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the interior monologue and the novel's lyricism and accessibility have made it one of her most popular works. (c) 1925, Virginia...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer and one of the preeminent modernists of the 20th century. Her stories often appear as streams of consciousness as the writer's attention is drawn by things around her, memories and insights which bubble up in her brain and interruptions from the outside world. 'A Haunted House' 'The Mark on the Wall' 'The String Quartet' 'Kew...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    One of the icons of modernism, Virginia Woolf is credited alongside James Joyce for redefining the novel and challenging the limitations of the form. Published in 1927, To the Lighthouse helped establish Woolf among the 20th centurys most important and influential writers. At their second home on the Isle of Skye, the Ramsay family surrounds itself with friends and colleagues. They contend with World War I, family deaths, and hardships both spoken and unspoken. All the while, the lighthouse looms in the distance. Six-year-old James asks his father to take him there, but many years will pass before the voyage begins. Woolf was deeply interested in her characters' inner thoughts and feelings,...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    The Waves traces the lives of six friends from childhood to old age. It was written when Virginia Woolf was at the height of her experimental literary powers, and she allows the characters to tell their own stories, through powerful, poetic monologues. By listening to these voices struggling to impose order and meaning on their lives we are drawn into a literary journey which stunningly reproduces the complex, confusing and contradictory nature of human...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    The Voyage Out is Virginia Woolf's haunting tale about a naïve young woman's sea voyage from London to a small resort on the South American coast. In symbolic, lyrical and intoxicating prose, her outward journey begins to mirror her internal voyage into adulthood as she searches for her personal identity, grapples with love and learns how to face life, intellectually and emotionally. Its wit and exquisiteness, and its profound depth and insight into humanity, will capture the imagination of the...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Escucha ahora la primera de las novelas con que Virginia Woolf revolucionó la narrativa de su tiempo. La señora Dalloway relata un día en la vida londinense de Clarissa, una dama de alta alcurnia casada con un diputado conservador y madre de una adolescente. La historia comienza una soleada mañana de 1923 y termina esa misma noche, cuando empiezan a retirarse los invitados de una fiesta que se celebra en la mansión de los Dalloway. Aunque en el curso del día acaece un hecho trágico -el suicidio de un joven que volvió de la guerra psíquicamente perturbado-, lo esencial de la obra estriba en que los sucesos están narrados desde la mente de los personajes, con un...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    The Waves: Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story. Episode 1: Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda recall their childhood and first steps into adulthood.Episode 2: Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda struggle to come to terms with life after...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." The slim book Monday or Tuesday offers an excursion into Virginia Woolf's early excursions in "stream of consciousness" writing...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    This impressionistic novel by Virginia Woolf marks the author’s first move toward the experimentation for which she would later become recognized. Through a montage of passing images, conversations, and stream-of-consciousness monologues, it tells the story of Jacob Flanders, an idealistic and sensitive young man attempting to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of contemporary society. As Jacob grows from childhood into adulthood, we follow his experiences in college and in travels, in love and in war, through the perspectives and impressions of the various people in his life. Jacob’s Room established Virginia Woolf's reputation as a highly poetic...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf is simultaneously one of the most influential and misunderstood writers of all time. In this collection of early stories, readers can experience the literary innovations that would make Woolf so. This new edition also contains an introduction which new readers may find helpful. Ms. Woolf's influence can be seen in such writers as David Foster Wallace, Ursula K. Le Guin, George Saunders, Donald Barthelme, John Barth, Zadie Smith, Heidi Julavitz, Dave Eggers, Giannina Braschi, Michael Chabon, Samuel Beckett, Ann Beattie, Chuck Palahniuk, Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Grace Paley, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kelly Link, Jonathan Lethem, among others. Fans of these writers might...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the U.S. in 1920 by Doran. One of Woolf's wittiest social satires. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. E. M. Forster described it as "... a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South America not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the U.S. in 1920 by Doran. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs....read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Natalie Dormer, best known for her standout role as Queen Margaery in Game of Thrones, as well as her roles in The Hunger Games and Captain America: The First Avenger. A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing writing on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual...read more