Leonard Sidney Woolf(1880-1969), Writer and publisher
Sitter in 9 portraits
Writer, editor, publisher and political worker. A member of the Apostles while at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was introduced by Thoby Stephen to his sisters, Vanessa (later Bell) and Virginia, whom he married in 1912. The author of two novels, The Village in the Jungle (1913) and The Wise Virgins (1914), he also produced three volumes of political philosophy (1931- 53), five volumes of autobiography (1960-9), and was joint editor of The Political Quarterly (1931-59). He was active politically, advising the Labour Party, advocating democratic socialism, and drafting an early blueprint for the League of Nations.
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