The Common Reader: Volume 1

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THIS IS VIRGINIA WOOLF S FIRST COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, PUBLISHED IN 1925. IN THEM, SHE ATTEMPTS TO SEE LITERATURE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE COMMON READER - SOMEONE WHOM SHE, WITH DR JOHNSON, DISTINGUISHED FROM THE CRITIC AND THE SCHOLAR. SHE READ, AND WROTE, AS AN OUTSIDER: A WOMAN SET TO SCHOOL IN HER FATHER S LIBRARY, DENIED THE EDUCATIONAL PRIVILEGES OF HER MALE SIBLINGS - AND WITH NO FIXED VIEW OF WHAT CONSTITUTES ENGLISH LITERATURE WHAT SHE PRODUCED IS AN ECCENTRIC AND UNOFFICIAL LITERARY AND SOCIAL HISTORY FROM THE FOURTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, WITH AN EXCURSION TO ANCIENT GREECE THROWN IN. SHE INVESTIGATES MEDIEVAL ENGLAND, TSARIST RUSSIA, ELIZABETHAN PLAYWRIGHTS, VICTORIAN NOVELISTS AND MODERN ESSAYISTS. WHEN SHE PUBLISHED THIS BOOK WOOLF S FAME AS A NOVELIST WAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED: NOW SHE WAS HAILED AS A BRILLIANT INTERPRETATIVE CRITIC. HERE, SHE ADDRESSES HER COMMON READER IN THE REMARKABLE PROSE AND WITH ALL THE IMAGINATION AND GAIETY THAT ARE THE STAMP OF HER GENIUS.

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