Adeline Virginia Woolf: A Room Of One's Life

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Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 –28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists[ 1] of the twentieth century. During the interwar period[ 2], Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury[ 3] Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One 's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been the result of what is now termed bipolar disorder[ 4], and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59. Woolf was educated by her parents in their literate and well-connected household at 22Hyde Park Gate[ 5], Kensington. Her parents had each been married previously and been widowed, and, consequently, the household contained the children of three marriages. Julia had three children by her first husband, Herbert Duckworth: George, Stella, and Gerald Duckworth. Leslie had first married Harriet Marian (Minny) Thackeray (1840–1875), the daughter of William Thackeray[ 6], and they had one daughter: Laura Makepeace Stephen, who was declared mentally disabled[ 7] and lived with the family until she was institutionalised in 1891. Leslie and Julia had four children together: Vanessa Stephen (later known as Vanessa

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