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Virginia Woolf – Liberty | Review

Title: Liberty

Author: Virginia Woolf

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 124

Rating: 4/5

 

 

Considering that I didn’t much enjoy my first introduction to Virginia Woolf, when I had to read Mrs Dalloway in a week for university, I was quite impressed here. I also thought it was fascinating purely because of the subject matter.

This is basically Woolf writing about the place that women have held in literature throughout history. That’s why it’s so interesting. She also examines her own place in that history, and that takes on a new sense of irony when you read it today as a modern reader. It’s also a good introduction to her range and it made me want to read more.

 

 

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Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway | Review

Title: Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 152

Rating: 5/10

 

Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway

 

I fricken hated Mrs Dalloway – I had to read it for a London in Literature course at university, when I was studying Creative Writing at Roehampton. It was the only book in the whole course which defeated me – I just couldn’t read it in the allocated time limit, and so I had to resort to listening to an audio book of it. It wasn’t even a particularly good audio book – it was a free one from Librivox.org, which are read by volunteers using public domain and out of copyright books.

I did finish it off in the end, but it still didn’t impress me. I’m not even going to talk about the story line, because it was terrible. It struck me as a pointless exercise in writing, and I don’t understand its reputation.

 

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

 

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