Virginia Woolf

Jessica Walsh, Nick Ferrell, Natalie Jacobs

Essential Question:

Is literature written by a woman equal to that written by a man?


  • Born January 25, 1882 in London, England
  • Raised in a home with nine other children
  • Her mother died when Virginia was 13; Her father when she was 22
  • Raised in a well off household and was mostly raised by servants
  • Started Bloomsbury group discussion with brother Thoby
  • Taught at Morley College
  • Married in 1912 to Leonard Woolf
  • Started a publishing company with her husband
  • Her work became more feminist and controversial as time progressed
  • Drowned herself on March 28, 1941 during WWII due to depression

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