Author(s): Virginia Woolf
Woolf attempts to see literature from the perspective of the
Virginia Woolf's first collection of essays, published in 1925 in which she attempts to see literature from the point of view of the 'common reader'.
Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. From 1915, when she published her first novel, The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf maintained an astonishing output of fiction, literary criticism, essays and biography. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1017 they founded the Hogarth Press. She suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on 28th March 1941 she committed suicide.