A Society by Virginia Woolf audiobook

A Society

By Virginia Woolf
Read by Jo Anna Perrin

Blackstone Publishing

The Going Public … in Shorts Series

0.61 Hours Unabridged
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Known as one of the foremost modernist novelists of thetwentieth century, Virginia Woolf also wrote several shorter works. In “ASociety,” one of her earlier short stories, a young woman receives asubstantial inheritance from her father, on the condition that she reads all ofthe books in London Library. Distressed by the unsatisfactory quality of theliterature itself, she shares her woes with a group of female friends. Thewomen decide that they all must seek out knowledge for themselves, visitingsome of England’s most iconic landmarks. A commentary on war, art, and thesocietal roles of men and women, “A Society” offers a brief but penetratingglimpse into Woolf’s literary genius. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Known as one of the foremost modernist novelists of thetwentieth century, Virginia Woolf also wrote several shorter works. In “ASociety,” one of her earlier short stories, a young woman receives asubstantial inheritance from her father, on the condition that she reads all ofthe books in London Library. Distressed by the unsatisfactory quality of theliterature itself, she shares her woes with a group of female friends. Thewomen decide that they all must seek out knowledge for themselves, visitingsome of England’s most iconic landmarks. A commentary on war, art, and thesocietal roles of men and women, “A Society” offers a brief but penetratingglimpse into Woolf’s literary genius.

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Author Bio: Virginia Woolf

Author Bio: Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was born in London, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. From 1915 when she published her first novel, The Voyage Out, Woolf maintained an astonishing output of fiction, literary criticism, essays, and biography. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1917 they founded the Hogarth Press. Woolf suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on March 28, 1941, she committed suicide.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English