Items related to The Voyage Out (Modern Library Classics)

The Voyage Out (Modern Library Classics)

3.75 avg rating
( 9,685 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780375757273: The Voyage Out (Modern Library Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Modern Library is proud to include Virginia Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out--together with a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham. Published to acclaim in England in 1915 and in America five years later, The Voyage Out marks Woolf's beginning as one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and prolific writers.

Less formally experimental than her later novels, The Voyage Out none-theless clearly lays bare the poetic style and innovative technique--with its multiple figures of consciousness, its detailed portraits of characters' inner lives, and its constant shifting between the quotidian and the profound--that are the signature of Woolf's fiction.

Rachel Vinrace, Woolf's first heroine, is a motherless young woman who, at twenty-four, embarks on a sea voyage with a party of other English folk to South America. Guileless, and with only a smattering of education, Rachel is taken under the wing of her aunt Helen, who desires to teach Rachel "how to live."Arriving in Santa Marina, a village on the South American coast, Rachel and Helen are introduced to a group of English expatriates. Among them is the young, sensitive Terence Hewet, an aspiring writer, with whom Rachel falls in love. But theirs is ultimately a tale of doomed love, set against a chorus of other stories and other points of view, as the narrative shifts focus between its central and peripheral characters. E. M. Forster praised The Voyage Out as "a book which attains unity as surely as Wuthering Heights, though by a different path."

This edition includes a new Introduction by Michael Cunningham, bestselling author of The Hours. Cunningham at once unfolds an engaging short essay of Woolf's early life and career, an insightful exploration of the themes to which Woolf returns again and again in her fiction, and a spirited defense of the relevance and lasting importance of her art. Katherine Anne Porter wrote of Woolf: "The world of arts was her native territory; she ranged freely under her own sky, speaking her mother tongue fearlessly."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Done with something startling like genius - in its humour and its sense of irony, the occasional poignancy of its emotions, its profound originality" (Observer)

"It is absolutely unafraid... Here at last is a book which attains unity as surely as Wuthering Heights, though by a different path" (E. M. Forster)

From the Publisher:

With an introduction by Angelica Garnett

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140185638: The Voyage Out (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0140185631 ISBN 13: 9780140185638
Publisher: Penguin, 1992
Softcover

9780199539307: The Voyage Out (Oxford World's Classics)

OUP Ox..., 2009
Softcover

9780156028059: The Voyage Out

Marine..., 2003
Softcover

9780486450056: The Voyage Out (Dover Value Editions)

Dover ..., 2006
Softcover

9780486842363: Voyage Out (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover ..., 2020
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Virginia Woolf
Published by Modern Library May 2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375757279 ISBN 13: 9780375757273
New Trade Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Fallen Leaf Books
(Nashville, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Trade Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 35979

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Woolf, Virginia, Cunningham, Michael.
Published by Modern Library Inc (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375757279 ISBN 13: 9780375757273
New Softcover Quantity: 3
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Series: Modern Library. Num Pages: 560 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 208 x 135 x 24. Weight in Grams: 470. 2001. 1st Thus. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # 9780375757273

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Woolf, Virginia, Cunningham, Michael.
Published by Modern Library Inc (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375757279 ISBN 13: 9780375757273
New Softcover Quantity: 3
Seller:

Book Description Condition: New. Series: Modern Library. Num Pages: 560 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 208 x 135 x 24. Weight in Grams: 470. 2001. 1st Thus. Paperback. . . . . Seller Inventory # 9780375757273

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.84
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Woolf, Virginia
Published by Modern Library (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375757279 ISBN 13: 9780375757273
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0375757279

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.09
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Woolf, Virginia
Published by Modern Library (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375757279 ISBN 13: 9780375757273
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # Q-0375757279

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
52.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.09
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds