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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781481539876
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A highly sensitive and intelligent child, Virginia Woolf grew up in a large family prone to psychological instability. Throughout her life, she was subject to periods of mental breakdown, yet when she was lucid she was capable of a uniquely perceptive and frank introspection. Under the influence of the Bloomsbury Group and their progressive social attitudes, she became experimental in her life and art, breaking with convention to produce some of the finest and most unique literary works of the twentieth century.

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes offers a concise, expert account of Woolf’s life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes a list of Woolf’s chief works, a chronology of her life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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  • “Strathern captures the essence of Virginia Woolf…[He] manages to convey essential information and astute analysis in readable prose.”

    Kliatt

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 7/21/2012

    " sensitive and succinct summary of her life and her works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 11/4/2009

    " Fascinating (even if you're not a Woolf fan). "

About the Author

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.