Virginia Woolf began writing reviews for the Guardian 'to make a few pence' from her father's death in 1904, and continued until the last decade of her life. The result is a phenomenal collection of articles, of which this selection offers a fascinating glimpse, which display the gifts of a dazzling social and literary critic as well as the development of a brilliant and influential novelist. From reflections on class and education, to slyly ironic reviews, musings on the lives of great men and 'Street Haunting', a superlative tour of her London neighbourhood, this is Woolf at her most thoughtful and entertaining.
Brilliant and subtle essays
It is all pure Woolf, so distinctive is her voice - ironic, cool, conversational and playful, shrewd and fantastical by turns
Woolf was easily the greatest literary journalist of her age
More like novels than ordinary criticism
Filled with comic spirit...there are some beautiful essays here...and many memorable ones
A selection of reads that will take you to different lands and time periods, all from the comfort of your favourite reading spot.
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