At the time of her death she was already engaged in getting together essays for a further volume, which she proposed to publish in the autumn of or the spring Of She also intended to publish a new book of short stories, including in it some or all of Monday or Tuesday, which has been long out of print. She left behind her a considerable number of essays, sketches, and short stories, some unpublished and some previously published in newspapers; there are, indeed, enough to fill three or four volumes. For this book I have made a selection from these.
Virginia's parents had each been married previously, and their spouses had died. Consequently, the household contained the children of three marriages: Julia's children with her first husband Herbert Duckworth: Laura Makepeace Stephen —Leslie's daughter with Minny Thackeray, who was declared mentally disabled and lived with them until she was institutionalised in to the end of her life; and Leslie and Julia's children: Sir Leslie Stephen's eminence as an editor, critic, and biographer, and his connection to William Thackeray he was the widower of Thackeray's eldest daughter meant that Woolf was raised in an environment filled with the influences of Victorian era Victorian literary society.
Julia Stephen was equally well connected. Descended from an attendant of Marie Antoinette, she came from a family of renowned beauties who left their mark on Victorian society as models for Pre-Raphaelite artists and early photographers. Supplementing these influences was the immense library at 22 Hyde Park Gate, from which Virginia unlike her brothers, who were formally educated was taught the classics and English literature.
According to her memoirs, her most vivid childhood memories, however, were not of London but of St Ives in Cornwall, where the family spent every summer until The family stayed in their home called the Talland House, which looked out over the Porthminster Bay.
Memories of the family holidays and impressions of the landscape, especially the Godrevy Lighthouse, informed the fiction she wrote in later years, notably To the Lighthouse. She also based the summer home in Scotland after the Talland House and the Ramsay family after her own family.
The sudden death of her mother inwhen Virginia was 13, and that of her half sister Stella two years later, led to the first of Virginia's several nervous breakdowns. The death of her father in provoked her most alarming collapse and she was briefly institutionalized. Her breakdowns and subsequent recurring depressive periods, modern scholars including her nephew and biographer, Quentin Bell have claimed,  were also induced by the sexual abuse she and Vanessa were subject to by their half-brothers George and Gerald which Woolf recalls in her autobiographical essays A Sketch of the Past and 22 Hyde Park Gate.
Throughout her life, Woolf was plagued by drastic mood swings. Though these recurring mental breakdowns greatly affected her social functioning, her literary abilities remained intact.
Modern diagnostic techniques have led to a posthumous diagnosis of bipolar disorder, an illness which coloured her work, relationships, and life, and eventually led to her suicide.
Following the death of her father in and her second serious nervous breakdown, Virginia, Vanessa, and Adrian sold 22 Hyde Park Gate, and bought a house at 46 Gordon Square in Bloomsbury. Personal life Edit Virginia Stephen married writer Leonard Woolf inreferring to him during their engagement as a "penniless Jew.
After a tentative start, they began a relationship that lasted through most of the s. It has been called by Nigel NicolsonVita Sackville-West's son, "the longest and most charming love letter in literature.
Virginia Woolf was also very close to her family, including her sister, Vanessa Bell and Vanessa's husband Clive Bell. Death Edit After completing the manuscript of her last posthumously published novel Between the Acts, Woolf fell victim to a depression similar to that which she had earlier experienced.
The war, the Luftwaffe's destruction of her London homes, as well as the cool reception given to her biography of her late friend Roger Fry, worsened her condition until she was unable to work. Her body was not found until April Her husband buried her cremated remains under a tree in the garden of their house in Rodmell, Sussex.
In her last note to her husband she wrote: I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times.
And I shan't recover this time.Virginia Woolf had an unfortunate life, beginning with her family relationships, notably having the ill-tempered and depressive Leslie Stephen for a father. Salome Jens Salome Jens has appeared in lead roles on Broadway in Far Country, Night Life, The Disenchanted, Patriot For Me, A Lie of the Mind.
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