Who is Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf (/wʊlf/; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the more important modernist 20th century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

Woolf was born into an affluent household in South Kensington, London, the seventh child in a blended family of eight which included the modernist painter Vanessa Bell. Her mother was Julia Prinsep Jackson and her father Leslie Stephen. While the boys in the family received college educations, the girls were home-schooled in English classics and Victorian literature. An important influence in Virginia Woolf's early life was the summer home the family used in St Ives, Cornwall, wher...
Read Full Biography


Virginia Woolf Poems

Read All Poems


Top 10 most used topics by Virginia Woolf




Virginia Woolf Quotes

Read All Quotes


Comments about Virginia Woolf

  • Hermprincom: virginia woolf’s consciousness of reality
  • Ofq_7: she wanted many more things than the love of one human being— the sea, the sky. — virginia woolf
  • Tdefeatist: johnny & amber would be tragically brilliant in a remake of who's afraid of virginia woolf.
  • Jblikesmovies: who would be your personal best actress choice from the 1966 oscar lineup? anouk aimee, a man and a woman ida kaminska, the shop on main street lynn redgrave, georgy girl vanessa redgrave, morgan elizabeth taylor, who's afraid of virginia woolf?
  • Liviagracettv: virginia woolf was a lovejoy stan confirmed
Read All Comments

Write your comment about Virginia Woolf


Poem of the day

Ernest Dowson Poem
Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!

...

Read complete poem

Popular Poets