The Letters of Virginia Woolf

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The Letters of Virginia Woolf

Volume IV: 1929-1931

By Virginia Woolf; Nigel Nicolson (Editor); Joanne Trautmann (Editor)

Harvest Books, Paperback, 9780156508841, 476pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1981

Description
These years were dominated by one woman and one book. The woman was Ethel Smyth; the book was The Waves. This volume's "unerringly human and confessional tone makes Woolf, at last, a real person" (San Francisco Chronicle). Edited by Nigel Nicolson and Joanne Trautmann; Introduction by Nigel Nicolson; Index; photographs.


About the Author
Virginia Woolf was an influential English author best known for her involvement with the Bloomsbury Group, an association of intellectuals and artists including, John Maynard Keynes and E. M. Forster, who are credited with influencing early twentieth-century literature, criticism, and economics. Woolf became a prolific writer in between the two World Wars, and some of her most famous works, including Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, are now among the most prominent English books of the modern period. A life-long sufferer of depression, Woolf was institutionalized numerous times before taking her own life in 1941.

Nigel Nicolson is the author of "Portrait of a Marriage," a biography of his parents, Harold Nicolson & Vita Sackville-West, & of "Long Life," his own memoirs. He has also written books on politics & the arts & the Whitbread Prize-winning biography "Mary Curzon." A Member of Parliament for several years, he is cofounder of Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishers. He lives at Sissinghurst, England, now a National Trust property.

Nicolson is Associate Professor of Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, where she teaches literature.