Viginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Good morning Mrs Maitland and class
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”, is the famous dictum written by a prolific novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf from her novel called “A room of one’s own.”
Virginia Woolf, a publisher, writer of short stories, critic, diarist, autobiographer, biographer and publisher of over 500 essays is described as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century
She is recognised as one of the major figures of modern literature and is highly regarded both for her innovative fiction techniques and insightful contributions to literary criticism. Her famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway, The Voyager, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, the Waves, Three Guineas, and the book length essay “A room of ones’s own.”
She is highly praised as an extraordinary and influential modernist writer throughout history. Besides incorporating feminism in her writing, her unique style, incorporation of symbolism and use of similes and metaphors in her literature, specifically in Mrs Dalloway, To the lighthouse and The waves. makes her an influential author.
Adeline Virginia Stephen, later known as Virginia Woolf was born on January the 25th 1882 into a talented and well distinguished literary family. Sir Leslie Stephen, Virginia’ father, was a notable historian, author, critic and a mountaineer. Julia, Virginia’s mother was a renowned beauty and served as a model before pursuing a career in nursing. Viginia’s parents had each been married previously and had been widowed, so consequently the household at 22 Hyde Park, Kensington, London contained the children of three marriages. Virginia was the third of Leslie and Julia Stephen four children.
The Stephens had access to an immense library, from which Virginia and her sister were taught the classics and English literature.
In 1895 the Stephens' comfortable existence was disrupted by the sudden, tragic death of their beloved...