The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume 3 | Granta

  • Published: 01/06/2023
  • ISBN: 9781783788729
  • Granta Books
  • 496 pages

The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume 3

Virginia Woolf

With an introduction by Olivia Laing

Monday 20 April 1925. One thing in considering my state of mind now, seems to me beyond dispute, that I have at last, bored down into my oil well, & can’t scribble fast enough to bring it all to the surface… I have never felt this rush & urgency before.

Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), Orlando (1928), A Room of One’s Own (1929) – the years covered by this volume of Virginia Woolf’s diary saw the publication of four of her most celebrated works, and the writing of The Waves. Her diary captures the accelerating pace of her life, and the creative friendships with other well-known writers and artists. At times exhilarated, at others fearful or depressed, the entries of these years are animated by Woolf’s sheer vitality as a writer.

The Author

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is recognised as one of the most innovative writers of the 20th century. She was part of the Bloomsbury circle of artists, writers and thinkers, and a leading figure in the modernist movement. Perhaps best known for her fiction, including Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, she also wrote essays, biographies and reviews and maintained a private diary for much of her adult life. She was married to Leonard Woolf and lived between London and East Sussex.

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