Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer. She is widely hailed as being among the most influential modernist authors of the 20th century and a pioneer of stream of consciousness narration. She suffered numerous nervous breakdowns during her life primarily as a result of the deaths of family members, and it is now believed that she may have suffered from bipolar disorder. In 1941, Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse at Lewes, aged 59. She produced a large corpus of work during her lifetime including novels, short stories, essays and more. She also wrote a large number of biographies concerning prominent writers of her time, the best of which are contained within this volume. A fantastic collection of essays and biographies perfect for students of English Literature and other lovers of the written word. Contents include: “Virginia Woolf”, “The Common Reader”, “Harriette Wilson”, “'I Am Christina Rossetti'”, “Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Son”, “De Quincey's Autobiography”, “Roger Fry”, “Dorothy Osbourne's 'Letters'”, “The Art of Biography”, “The Humane Art”, “Sara Coleridge”, “Madame de Sevigne”and “Personalities”. Other notable works by this author include: “To the Lighthouse” (1927), “Orlando” (1928), and “A Room of One's Own” (1929). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic essays now complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.