COMMON READER

COMMON READER

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The Common Reader is a compilation of twenty-five witty, charming essays on such diverse subjects as Geoffrey Chaucer, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad and the Classical Greek dramatists. In her first collected writings, Virginia Woolf guides the 'common reader' through the joys and power of the written word through the ages, with wisdom, humour and understanding.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 15mm | 129g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141389893
  • 9780141389899
  • 1,457,456

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About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf, born in 1882, was the major novelist at the heart of the inter-war Bloomsbury Group. Her early novels include The Voyage Out, Night and Day and Jacob's Room. Between 1925 and 1931 she produced her finest masterpieces, including Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and the experimental The Waves. Her later novels include The Years and Between the Acts, and she also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, journalism and biography, including the passionate feminist essay A Room of One's Own. Suffering from depression, she drowned herself in the River Ouse in 1941.
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