Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was born January 25, 1882 in England. As a child Virginia would write a family news paper for fun, when her mother and oldest sister died though she had stopped writing. When Virginia was a young girl she was sexually abused by her two oldest step-brothers, this event lead to the inspiration for her book Moments of Being. In 1912 Virginia Woolf married her husband Leonard, but they never had kids due to the fact that she had a fear of coitice. In 1915 Virginia released her first book, The Voyage out. This book was inspired by the death of her mother and sister. Shortly after Virginia released Mrs. Dalloway which was inspired by her leasbian affiar. In March of 1941 Virginia committed sucide by filling her pockets with rocks and walking into a river and drowning herself.


January 25, 1882- Birth of Virginia Woolf1888-Virginia is sexually abused by her older half brothers, this event slowly lead to her suicide1904-Virginia first attempts suicide by jumping from a windowNovember 20, 1906-Thoby Stephen, Virginia’s brother dies. This event lead to the inspiration for Jacobs Room.1915-Virginia’s first book, The Voyage Out, is releasedApril, 1917-Virginia and her husband Leonard buy a printing press, Hogarth Press, to start to publish their own booksOctober 26, 1922-Jacobs Boy, Virginia’s most significant work, is released March 28, 1941-Death, Virginia had committed suicide by drowning herself in a river

1912- Married her husband Leonard1913-Released her first book, The Voyage Out1917- Started the Hogarth Press, which she used to release her own books1922-Released a book that broke the laws of books, Jacob’s Room1941-After one previous attempt, she committed suicide

Lasting Impact

In my opinion I believe Virginia Woolf’s most significant contribution was Jacob’s Room. Jacob’s Room was inspired by the loss of Virginia’s brother Thoby, and had broken the laws of books. The book had lacked a plot and character and was told through several narrative voice of the women who had grown up with Jacob. At the time Jacob’s Room had come out, even virginia “...feared that she had ventured too far beyond representation.”Today Virginia Woolf's work is still making an impact on the world. Her books give inspirtation to everyone who reads them. Her books show people how to overcome a loss of a loved one, how to overcome sexual abuse, and how to stand up for your rights.

Works Cited

“Virgina Woolf”. Encyclopedia Briticannica.Encyclopædia Britannica Online.Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014 Web. 18 April 2014"Woolf, Virginia: Introduction." Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion. Ed. Jessica Bomarito and Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 6: 20th Century, Authors (H-Z). Detroit: Gale, 2005. 535-536. U.S. History In Context. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. Woolf, Virginia." Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 2009. 1701-1705. Student Resources in Context. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. N.d. The Heart of Memoir. Web. 1 June 2014. "Virginia Woolf Quotes." Virginia Woolf Quotes (Author of Mrs. Dalloway) (page 4 of 48). N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2014. .

Virginia Woolf



“I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don't think two people could have been happier 'til this terrible disease came. I can't fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I can't even write this properly. I can't read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that — everybody knows it. If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been.”

“I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore.”


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