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The Penguin Collection offers the perfect introduction to the world of Penguin Books. Ever since the first Penguin paperbacks were published in 1935 by Allen Lane, who claimed 'good design costs no more than bad', their distinctive cover look has become a style icon. Now the original design is loved by a whole new generation, and Penguin is still committed to making the best books in every genre available to readers all over the world. 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
  • 109.22 x 180.34 x 10.16mm | 99.79g
  • Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141389893
  • 9780141389899
  • 1,382,597

About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf, born in 1882, was a major modernist novelist and the centre of the inter-war Bloomsbury Group. Between 1925 and 1931 she produced her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves. She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, journalism and biography, including A Room of One's Own (1929), a passionate feminist essay. Suffering from depression, she drowned herself in the River Ouse in 1941.
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1,129 ratings
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4 37% (415)
3 17% (187)
2 3% (37)
1 1% (7)
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