The London Scene by Virginia Woolf
Six Essays on London Life

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These half dozen essays, originally commissioned in 1931 for the British Good Housekeeping,remind us again of Virginia Woolf's consummate gifts as an essayist. The seemingly effortless grace of these pieces is accented by Woolf's spare, colorist prose and her modest, conversational tone. The topics of the essays include sketches of life along the Thames and visits to the homes of famous writers. Francine Prose's insightful introduction places the collection within historical and aesthetic contexts.
 

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Born in London as Adeline Virginia Stephen, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was a distinguished novelist, essayist, and critic; cofounder of the Hogarth Press with her husband, Leonard Woolf; and a central figure of the famed Bloomsbury group. Celebrated for her modernist sensibility and stylistic innovations,Woolf is best remembered for the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), and the feminist classic A Room of One's Own (1929).
 
Published July 3, 2006 by Ecco. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As novelist Prose notes in her perceptive introduction, Woolf demonstrates a huge affection for her hometown—like her heroine Clarissa Dalloway, whose stream-of-consciousness litany at the op

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