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Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)

As well as first editions of all the novels of Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) published in Britain, including well-known works such as Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and The Waves, the British Library has many other related books and periodicals. These include later editions, other prose works, such as A Room of One's Own, published letters, translations of her work into other languages, literary journals, and many studies and biographies of this celebrated English modernist. This comprises the greatest collection of Virginia Woolf publications in the world. Each has an entry in Explore the British Library.

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In addition, the Library holds the publications of the Hogarth Press, begun by Virginia Woolf and her husband, Leonard, in 1917. The high art ideals of the press are set out in the rare publisher's flier [An announcement of the publications of the Hogarth Press], by Virginia and Leonard Woolf. (Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1919?). Shelfmark: Cup.21.g.26 (24)

The British Library also holds several important Woolf manuscripts including her novel Mrs Dalloway, published in 1925, originally entitled The Hours. Actress Nicole Kidman won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film of the same title. A copy of the sole remaining recording of Woolf's voice, a partial recording of one of Woolf's rare BBC broadcasts, is held by the Sound Archive.



B. J. Kirkpatrick, A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997. Shelfmark: 2725.e.3644
Leila Luedeking and Michael Edmonds, Leonard Woolf: a bibliography. Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1992. Shelfmark: 2725.e.2236
Robin Majumdar, Virginia Woolf: an annotated bibliography of criticism, 1915-1974. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1976. Shelfmark: X.989/52448
J. Howard Woolmer, Checklist of the Hogarth Press 1917-1946. [New and revised ed.], [Winchester]: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1986. With a short history of the Press by Mary E. Gaither. Shelfmark: 2725.e.806


James M. Haule and Philip H. Smith, Jr. A Concordance to the novels of Virginia Woolf. New York: Garland Pub, 1991. Shelfmark: YC.1991.b.5299