The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

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The first novel of a major literary figure of the twentieth century, "The Voyage Out" is a witty social satire that witnesses the maturity of the young Englishwoman Rachel Vinrace. She begins a long voyage to South America from London, on her father's ship with her unusual family. In the eclectic array of passengers with which they launch, Woolf invokes satire to address modern criticisms of Edwardian life. This physical passage also becomes a journey of self-discovery for Rachel, taking on mythical proportions as uncertain distances on a ship of light and shadow alternately reveal and obscure her suffering and love. A haunting story with the beautifully flowing language uniquely characteristic of Woolf, Rachel's tragic coming-of-age tale unfolds the spiritual growth of a young woman that spans continents.

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VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.
Published July 1, 2004 by 253 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, History, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment, Travel. Non-fiction

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Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out, her first novel, was delivered to the printer on this day in 1913.

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Her earlier works include Postmortem - the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year - and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of 1993.

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