Virginia Woolf Resources
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a Modernist writer who used the stream-of-consciousness technique, as seen in her novel To the Lighthouse. Here are a selection of resources you may find helpful in studying her work.
If you’re reading To The Lighthouse, you may find this study guide helpful.
Listen to Virginia Woolf’s voice in this BBC broadcast from 1937.
To learn more about this author’s life, look for Ruth Webb’s Virginia Woolf, part of the outstanding British Library Writers’ Lives series, or another middle-grade biography. (I don’t recommend most adult biographies of Woolf.)
About the photograph at right (click on the image for a closer view): T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf were friends for many years and influenced each other’s works. However, Woolf’s modernist sensibilities were shocked by Eliot’s conversion to Christianity.
When will you read Virginia Woolf’s writing in Excellence in Literature?
E4.9 Focus text: To the Lighthouse
This edition of To the Lighthouse features an introduction by Eudora Welty, whose short story “A Worn Path” was featured in Level 1 of Excellence in Literature. (All links to Amazon are affiliate links.)