The Life and Work of Virginia Woolf Essay

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From the early death of her mother at age 13 to the sexual abuse from her own half brothers led to the many mental and emotional breakdowns that made Virginia Woolf, “one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century…” (“Virginia Woolf” n.page.). Woolf’s, “Kew Gardens”, is a classic short story written in 1919 that shows the importance of women’s rights and illustrates that even when you are surrounded by people you still can feel empty and alone. This significant story reflects Virginia’s life filled with depression even though she was a great success and had a happy marriage.
Most authors are highly educated to become a great success, but Virginia Woolf is not like most authors. “She never had a formal education”________. Her
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Here at these meetings, she met Leonard Woolf, an author, politician and economist who she married in 1912. Years later, her and her husband “[purchased] a small printing press as a hobby and therapy; the Hogarth Press became a business in 1922 and Virginia published nearly all of her work with the press since 1921” (________________). Although Virginia did not experience a professional education, she never gave up and leaped over her mental and physical obstacles to achieve her dream of becoming a writer and a success.
The Stephen family was a pleasant family filled with knowledge, books, and plenty of children. Both Virginia’s parents, Julia and Leslie, were married and widowed before and had children from their previous relationships. “Their combined household included eight children: Leslie's daughter from his first marriage, Julia's two sons and one daughter from her first marriage, and the four children (including Virginia) that they produced together” (“Virginia Woolf: Childhood” n.page). With such a large family and so many siblings, Virginia felt neglected from an early age. This neglect highly affected her when her mother died. At age thirteen for Virginia, this tragic death led to her first emotional breakdown. Aollowing the death of her mother, Shmoop Editorial Team states that: Virginia's half-sister Stella Duckworth stepped in to

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