Virginia Woolf Wiki, Bio, Family, Spouse, Birth Place, Death Reason, Novels, Poems, Quotes, Feminism

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Virginia Woolf was a famous British writer. She is also famous as one the foremost modernist during twentieth century and familiar with the early reformers of woman's higher education. She born into a privileged English household in 1882 and raised by free-thinking parents. Her mother Julia Prinsep Stephen had been born in India. She started writing at her early age during 1900. Her first novel The Voyage Out in 1915. She also wrote Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and Orlando and A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas. During post world war I period, she raised as one of significant and central figure in London Literacy Society and Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.

Virginia Woolf has been home-schooled for primary education especially English classics and Literature. Later she joined Ladies Department, King's College, London, UK. She married to Leonard Woolf (virginia woolf spouse). She suffered from severe bouts of deep depression and mental illness throughout her entire life. And she committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

Nickname: Virginia Woolf

Full Name: Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen)

Age at the time of death: 59

Date of Birth: 25 January 1882

Date of Death: 28 March 1941

Birth Place: 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, Middlesex, England

Death Place: Lewes, Sussex, England

Nationality: British

Religion: Self-Proclaimed Atheist

Relationship Status: Married

Spouse: Leonard Woolf

Education: Home-schooled followed by Ladies' Department, King's College, London, UK

Notable Works: Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves, Orlando, A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

Occupation: Novelist, essayist, publisher, critic

Reason of Fame: Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves -- novels, Famous Feminist Writer during post World War I

Reason of Death: Drowning, Suicide

Father: Sir Leslie Stephen

Mother: Julia Prinsep Duckworth Stephen (née Jackson)

Siblings: Thoby, Vanessa and Adrian

Half Siblings: Laura Makepeace Stephen, George, Gerald and Stella Duckworth

Father Occupation: Historian and Author

Mother Occupation: Model for several Pre-Raphaelite painters, Nurse

Relatives: Julia Margaret Cameron (great aunt)

Some of her famous quotes

“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

“Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?”

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Literary Work

Virginia Woolf started writing at her young age. Her first novel was The Voyage Out whose original title was Melymbrosia. But Wolf had made repeatedly innumerable changes into draft which were originally reflecting to changes of her own life and finally it was published as The Voyage Out in 1915 by her half-brother's imprint, Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd.

Two years later Virginia Woolf bought her own printing press and publishing house i.e. Hogarth Press with the help of Leonard Woolf, virginia woolf spouse. Virginia and Leonard (virginia woolf spouse) published some of their own works.

Some of her other works include

  • Night and Day in 1919
  • Jacob's Room in 1922
  • Mrs. Dalloway in 1925
  • To the Lighthouse in 1928
  • Orlando in 1928
  • A Room of One's Own in 1929
  • The Waves in 1931
  • The Years in 1937
  • Three Guineas in 1937