I thank Ms. Lee for giving me a closer intimacy with Virginia Woolf.
The organization--partly by topics that take in swaths of VW's history--makes the book readable . . . and also fascinating to read in chapter chunks.
Even for those not familiar with Woolf's novels or the Bloomsbury Group, this is a very accessible book.
I got this from a library and a lot of photo some pages missing
the book itself is the best--Bell book much inferior
The definitive biography--accept no substitutes. And Lee writes wonderfully too. The organization--partly by topics that take in swaths of VW's history--makes the book readable . . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Miles Prauer
This was so awful, I didn't last more than 20-30 pages. What a bizarre way to write a biography-it was just too clever and second guessing to be of any interest at all.Published 3 months ago by Joy S
A long, satisfying biography of an important literary figure. Characters of friends, family, colleagues (of which there are an army) are convincingly sketched, along with their... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ronald
I read a reviewer's advance copy while on a recent month long trip to Paris and found it the perfect companion since she was so dedicated to/resident in France for most of her... Read morePublished 13 months ago by RMS
Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee just arrived in the mail today unexpectedly. I am very pleased with the speed of the delivery. Read morePublished 17 months ago by K.
The book was for my mother and she loves it. She is reading it for the second time, she said it's a great book......Published 18 months ago by Sarah Kinlaw
I am getting to know Virginia Wolf so much better with this jewel of a book... A must if one teaches Wolf, no matter what level.Published 21 months ago by Frederique
I had steered clear of Mrs. Woolf's work due to a perceived effeteness to her aesthetics and apparent lack of a mitigating human touch in her writing. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Pierre C. Ruette