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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), Novelist and critic; sister of Vanessa Bell

Virginia Woolf (née Stephen)

Sitter in 63 portraits
Woolf, the third child of Leslie and Julia Stephen, and sister of Vanessa, and was a central figure in the Bloomsbury group of writers, artists and intellectuals. With Vanessa, in 1905 she acted as hostess for the Thursday evening gatherings held at 46 Gordon Square that formed the nucleus of Bloomsbury. Despite intermittent bouts of mental illness her many novels, notably Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and The Waves (1931), pioneered the use of the interior monologue, or 'stream of consciousness' and transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterisation. She committed suicide in 1941.

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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1917
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf; Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf; Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf; Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Virginia Woolf; Lord David Cecil

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Philip Charles Thomson Ritchie; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Virginia Woolf; Robert Bridges

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 26 June 1926
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Virginia Woolf; Robert Bridges

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 26 June 1926
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