The life of virginia woolf

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  • 1. Author study “Virginia Woolf” Grade level: 11th By Minji Cho
  • 2. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
  • 3. Virginia Woolf • Virginia Woolf was a famous English writer. • She was born on 25th January 1882. Her parents were social and artistic and this environment motivated Virginia Woolf appreciate the art of writing.
  • 4. Virginia Woolf • She was home-schooled but her family had a rich and expensive family library in which Virginia Woolf could indulge herself in reading and writing. • Later she grew up to be a feminist and she believed in the power of woman.
  • 5. Virginia Woolf • She was a journalist as well as a writer and she made great achievements. Her novels were revolutionary and outstanding for its development of feminist criticism and modernist movement. • She ended her own life by committing a suicide and the reason is thought to be the depression she suffered all throughout her life.
  • 6. Famous books Mrs Dalloway (1925) • One of the most well known novels of Virginia Woolf. • Describes a day of Mrs Dalloway in the World War 1.
  • 7. Famous books To the Lighthouse (1927) • Considered as a peak novel of the modernism • The shifting perspective of each character's consciousness is unique
  • 8. Famous books Orlando (1928) • A biography on Virginia Woolf’s lover • has been adapted for films and plays.
  • 9. Books written by Virginia Woolf • The Voyage Out (1915) • Two Stories (1917) • Kew Gardens (1919) • Night and Day (1919) • Monday or Tuesday (1921) • Jacob’s Room (1922) • Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown (1923) • The Common Reader (1925) • Mrs. Dalloway (1925) • To the Lighthouse (1927) • Orlando (1928) • A Room of One’s Own (1929) • The Common Reader (1932) • Flush (1933) • The Years (1937) • Three Guineas (1938) • Roger Fry (1940) • Between the Acts (1941) • A Writer’s Diary (1953) • Moments of Being (1976)
  • 10. Famous “Quotes” • "Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." • "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." • "You cannot find peace by avoiding life." • "If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.“ • As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
  • 11. Her sad childhood and depression • Due to her parents' divorce and re-marriage she had many siblings. She revealed that two of her step-brothers sexually abused her and her younger sister. It led to a lifelong depression and she suffered from that throughout her life. It is thought that her memory from her dark childhood affected her writing in the future. • She also had a profound interest in woman's rights and power.
  • 12. Related Websites • Official website – http://www.virginiawoolfsociety.co.uk/ • Biography and information on her – http://www.biography.com/people/virginia-woolf- 9536773#awesm=~oDGIQfX5pBLt4N – http://www.online-literature.com/virginia_woolf/ – http://keynes.scuole.bo.it/ipertesti/movie_minds/ Mrs.Dalloway/VIRGINIA%20WOOLf%20biography. htm