Author VIRGINIA WOOLF
Book Condition Used - Very Good+
Place Of Publication LONDON
Date Published 1979-1985
Size13 x 20 cm.
NoteMay be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.
Complete in five consecutive volumes 1915-41. Edited and with a Preface by Anne Olivier Bell; Introduction by Quentin Bell; Index. Pages evenly toned. 13 x 20 cm. Original photgraphically illustrated card covers.
The diaries cover the period when Vanessa and husband Leonard set up the Hogarth Press, and details many of the authors they published such as Katherine Mansfield, E. M. Forster, Maynard Keynes as well as literary gossip including the complicated relationships centred on her sister Vanessa Bell's artist grouping at Charleston, parties with the painter Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey, and socialite Ottoline Morrell. Virtually anyone who was anyone on the London literary/artistic scene at some point crossed Woolf's path. Leonard Woolf's political lectures and the progress of elements of the left intelligentsia are mentioned extensively.
"...unpremeditated scribbling..." that provides the reader with an account of the quotidian details of the author's life, which, in an indirect but important way, gives valuable insight into her art. "...I hope that this book is now a natural growth of mine - a rather dishevelled, rambling plant, running a yard of green stalk for every flower."