The Waves (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)
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The Waves (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

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The Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival. Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf's response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty-six.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 178 x 15mm | 188g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784870846
  • 9781784870843
  • 6,410

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"Clear, bright, burnished, at once marvellously accurate and subtly connotative. The pure, delicate sensibility found in this language and the moods that it expresses are a true kind of poetry" New York Times "As a reader, as a writer, I constantly return, for the lyricism of it, the melancholy, the humanity" -- Amy Sackville Independentshow more

About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882. After her father's death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922). Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.show more

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"As a reader, as a writer, I constantly return, for the lyricism of it, the melancholy, the humanity"show more

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17,915 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 47% (8,460)
4 29% (5,229)
3 16% (2,884)
2 5% (931)
1 2% (411)
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