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Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer. She is widely hailed as being among the most influential modernist authors of the 20th century and a pioneer of stream of consciousness narration. Woolf was a central figure in the feminist criticism movement of the 1970s, her works having inspired countless women to take up the cause. She suffered numerous nervous breakdowns during her life primarily as a result of the deaths of family members, and it is now believed that she may have suffered from bipolar disorder. In 1941, Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse at Lewes, aged 59. This volume contains a fantastic collection of some of Woolf's best essays and lectures on various subjects ranging from American fiction to the works of Jane Austen, Daniel Defoe, and others. Highly recommended for literature lovers and fans of Woolf's seminal work. Contents include: “Virginia Woolf”, “Joseph Conrad”, “'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights'”, “Henry James: The Old Order”, “Modern Fiction”, “Defoe”, “Addison”, “Henry James: Within the Rim”, “The Letters of Henry James”, “Sir Walter Scott. The Antiquary”, “American Fiction”, “Jane Austen”, etc. Read & Co. Great Essays is publishing this brand new collection of classic essays now complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.