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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941) was an English author and feminist.

Born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London, Woolf was brought up and educated at home. In 1895, following the death of her mother, she had the first of numerous nervous breakdowns. Following the death of her father (Sir Leslie Stephen, an editor and literary critic[?]) in 1904, she moved with her sister, Vanessa, and two brothers to a house in Bloomsbury. She began writing professionally in 1905, initially for the Times Literary Supplement. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, a civil servant[?] and political theorist. Her first novel, The Voyage Out, was published in 1915. Between the wars, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury group. In March 1941, Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse, near her residence in the village of Rodmell. She had published nine novels and over 500 essays.

In 1997, the first book devoted to Virginia Woolf's lesbianism was published, Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings, edited by Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. It is divided into two sections, Lesbian Intersections and Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels.

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