The subject of his brilliant novel is the daily life of an English family in the Hebrides. "There are dozens of passages in which the secret relations of men and women, especially women, to the trifling events of life are rendered with convincing and elaborate subtlety. To have written them is to have surpassed, in this one respect, almost every contemporary novelist.


Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 and died in 1941. With her husband, Leonard Woolf, she founded the Hogarth Press, Internationally acclaimed as a novelist, critic, and stylist, Virginia Woolf, says E. M. Forster,"gave acute pleasure in new ways, and pushed the light of the English language a little further against darkness."