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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, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf; Philip Edward Morrell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Sir Maurice Bowra; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Sir Maurice Bowra; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Sir Maurice Bowra; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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Virginia Woolf

by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern)
bromide print, 1938
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Virginia Woolf

by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern)
bromide print, 1938
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Virginia Woolf

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
oil on board, late 1920s
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Unknown man; Lady Ottoline Morrell; Virginia Woolf; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1910
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