British Modernist Author - Virginia Woolf

9 Feb 2024

Virginia Woolf was a highly influential modernist British writer, and her works are considered classics of English literature. Here are some of her best-known and most celebrated books:

  • Mrs Dalloway (1925):

This novel is perhaps Woolf's most famous work. It takes place over the course of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, an upper-class woman in post-World War I England. The novel explores themes of time, memory, and the complexities of human relationships.

  • To the Lighthouse (1927):

This novel is divided into three parts and spans several years, examining the lives of the Ramsay family and their guests. The narrative explores the passage of time and the ways in which individuals perceive and remember events.

  • Orlando (1928):

A unique work that blends elements of fantasy, biography, and historical fiction. The story follows the character Orlando through several centuries and genders, exploring themes of identity and transformation.

  • The Waves (1931):

Known for its experimental narrative structure, "The Waves" is considered one of Woolf's most challenging works. It tells the story of six characters through a series of soliloquies, capturing their inner thoughts and emotions.

  • A Room of One's Own (1929):

Although not a novel, this extended essay is one of Woolf's most famous works. In it, she explores the role of women in literature and society, arguing for the importance of economic and intellectual independence for female writers.

These are just a few highlights from Virginia Woolf's body of work. Each of her novels and essays offers a unique perspective on the complexities of human experience and the modernist literary movement.


  1. Smyth, Katharine (29 January 2019). "Where Virginia Woolf Listened to the Waves"The Paris Review. Archived from the original on 3 February 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  2. Muscogiuri, Patrizia (2011). Virginia Woolf and the Natural World (First ed.). UK: Oxford University Press. p. 258. ISBN 9781942954149. Archived from the original on 18 August 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  3. Antoniou, James (27 September 2019). "The punctuation mark that causes so much angst"The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 4 February 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.

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