Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941)
in London, Virginia Woolf was christened
Adeline Virginia Stephen. She was educated by her parents.
Her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, was a known editor, critic
and biographer, with connections to William Thackeray.
Their house was visited by such people as George
Eliot, Henry James and George Henry Lewes, bringing
strong Victorian literary influences into Virginia Woolf’s
mother died from influenza in 1895 when Virginia
was thirteen years old, her half-sister passed away not two
years later, and her father died in 1904, all of which led
to Virginia Woolf suffering a breakdown and
being temporarily institutionalised. The sexual abuse she
suffered from her half-brothers were also contributing factors
to her breakdown and depressive cycles (diagnosed today as
Virginia Woolf start to
write professionally in 1905, for the Time Literary Supplement.
Her first novel - The Voyage Out –
was published in 1915. Much of her work was self-published
through the Hogarth Press.
In March of 1941, Virginia Woolf
commited suicide by lining her pockets with stone and wading
out into the River Ouse. Her body was not discovered until
about three weeks later, and she was buried by her husband
beside a tree.
Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of
The Virginia Woolf unabridged classic books,
included on the Literary Classics CD are:
- NIGHT AND DAY
- THE VOYAGE OUT