Author Profile: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

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Acknowledged along with James Joyce as one of the foremost Modernist writers, and by Simone de Beauvoir as one of the few female writers to have explored what she referred to as “the given” – the assumptions made about what a woman ‘is’ – Virginia Woolf is best-remembered today for a handful of her most prominent novels, but during her lifetime was also a noted essayist and critic.

She was born in London on the 25th of January 1882, into an upper middle class family with strong literary and artistic connections.

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