Famous Authors Series, The: Virginia Woolf
English novelist, critic, and essayist, Woolf is known as an innovator in novel writing. She emphasized the psychological realms occupied by her characters over plot or action, infusing her work with symbolism and poetic qualities. Many of her novels are concerned with time, its passage, and the difference between external and internal time.
Woolf was reared in an atmosphere of literature and learning, receiving her education in her father's own library and meeting many of the outstanding literary figures of the day. Aside from her literary accomplishments including Jacob's Room, To the Lighthouse, and Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf helped to establish the "Bloomsbury Group" of artists and writers at Cambridge University as well as Hogarth Press, a successful publishing house.