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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,095 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nigel Nicolson Narrator: Karessa McElheny Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Virginia Woolf's life as part of the avant-garde Bloomsbury Group has captured the imagination of millions. Now Nigel Nicolson, the distinguished son of British writers Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West (Vita was one of Woolf's closest and most intimate friends) threads his personal reminiscences through the narrative of her life. In so doing, he paints an astonishing portrait of one of the most remarkable women in history. Nicolson recalls childhood times with Woolf: from her walk around his ancestral home as she planned Orlando to her writing of the modern classics Mrs. Dalloway and A Room of One's Own. Virginia Woolf probes keenly her stance on women's issues and the nature of war, drawing new connections between the woman and the literary genius. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Leslie | 2/18/2014

    " I gave up on this book about 300 pages in... This is well-written and full of information -- maybe too much information! It is more of an analysis of how Woolf's life affected her writing than a biography. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say it felt like reading an academic treatise on Woolf's life, full of references to her novels and letters (both hers and those of friends and family). Although I found it mildly interesting, it was very slow reading and never absorbed me, so when it was due back to the library I returned it even though not finished. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Annika Cleeve | 2/15/2014

    " I wanted to love this book, because I admired Virginia Woolf but the the writing style was so heavy and loaded with literary critique reserved for the high brow reader that I just felt dumber at every page turn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 1/24/2014

    " I almost cried after finishing this biography of Virginia Woolf. I felt like I'd lost a friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kirsty | 1/20/2014

    " Reading Virginia Woolf was rather a peculiar experience. At times it felt as though I was wading through a veritable treacle of dates and facts, far too many to take in at once, but at others I was cursing Lee for the sheer lack of information included on some subjects. Why oh why did the chapter on Katherine Mansfield have to be so short in comparison to the rest, for example? I'm not sure I'd read any of Lee's other biographies as I prefer those which are really absorbing, and Virginia Woolf unfortunately wasn't. Still, such a biography and the effort it must have taken to write it must be revered, hence my three star rating. "

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