virginia woolf

Topics: Virginia Woolf / Pages: 15 (3576 words) / Published: Mar 16th, 2014
Virginia Woolf

Rachna Bhutoria


We would genuinely like to thank our Literature Teacher Ms. kundu for giving us the opportunity to work on this topic and especially giving us a great author like Virginia Woolf. We were touched to know her struggles in life and also greatly impressed by her works which are truly exceptional and modernist . We would also like to thank the people who gave in their inputs after reading Virginia Woolf’s work which helped us out to do our project even more. Thank you.

1. Acknowledgement.
2. Introduction to Virginia Woolf.
3. Few important writers of the same era.
4. Literary Tradition.
5. Language.
6. Works/Contribution.
7. Theme Plot and Characters of any two stories:
To The Lighthouse.
A Room of One’s Own.
8. Social Issues
9. Importance in Literature.


Her life (1882-1941)
Virginia Woolf was born on 25 January 1882 in a house at number 22 Hyde Park Gate by Sir Leslie and Julia Duckworth Stephen.
Her father was already an eminent Victorian man of letters, so she grew up in a literary and intellectual atmosphere and her education came from private Greek lessons and, above all from her father’s library, where she read whatever she liked.
She spent her summers at St Ives at “Talland House”; the house and the sea remained central to her art, figuring in the setting of some her novels.
Together, Virginia and Leonard Woolf was a part of the famous Bloomsbury Group, which included E.M. Forster, Duncan Grant, Virginia 's sister, Vanessa Bell, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot.
The death of her mother in 1895, when Virginia was only thirteen, affected her deeply and brought about her first nervous breakdown.
In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf and in the 1915 published The Voyage Out, her first novel. Becoming haunted by the terror of losing her mind, chose the only possible death for her, “death by


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