Beginning Virginia Woolf

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To the Lighthouse (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  To the Lighthouse (Oxford World's Classics) by Virginia Woolf
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  "Probably the best one to start with: a moving exploration of mortality, mourning, and creativity."
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Mrs Dalloway (Oxford World's Classics)
2.  Mrs Dalloway (Oxford World's Classics) by Virginia Woolf
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  "The other suggested starting point: a busier, more crowded novel, looking at power, authority, and madness in a militarized state.  David Bradshaw's OUP edition is recommended."
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Orlando: A Biography (Penguin Modern Classics)
3.  Orlando: A Biography (Penguin Modern Classics) by Virginia Woolf
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  "A more relaxed, playful novel, to give some sense of Woolf's range"
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A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas (Oxford World's Classics) by Virginia Woolf
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  "A Room of One's Own is a playful and persuasive exploration of the place of women in a patriarchal culture, and will illuminate all of Woolf's works, but particularly Orlando and To the Lighthouse."
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The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction (Oxford World's Classics)
5.  The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction (Oxford World's Classics) by Virginia Woolf
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  ""The Mark on the Wall" was Woolf's first really experimental story, and reading this collection gives some idea of her artistic intentions."
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The Waves (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  The Waves (Penguin Modern Classics) by Virginia Woolf
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  "The Waves: of all Woolf's novels, this one is the furthest removed from conventional fiction; it's a work that rewards repeated readings, as images and ideas gradually come into focus."
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Virginia Woolf
7.  Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee
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  "If you want an account of Woolf's life, Lee's is beautifully crafted and is the fruit of a long-standing interest in its subject."
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Virginia Woolf: An Inner  Life
8.  Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life by Julia Briggs
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  "Briggs is particularly good on the ways Woolf wrote and revised her novels; this study is full of interesting details from the manuscripts."
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The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
9.  The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf (Cambridge Companions to Literature) by Sue Roe
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  "A collection of scholarly essays on all aspects of Woolf's works."
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