Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was one of the 20th century’s most prominent English novelists and essayists. Her works include To The Lighthouse (1927) and A Room of One’s Own (1929).

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Essay of the Month: “The Modern Essay”

Of all forms of literature, however, the essay is the one which least calls for the use of long words. The principle which controls it is simply that it should give pleasure; the desire which impels us when we take it from the shelf is simply to receive pleasure. Everything in an essay must be subdued to that end.