The Waves

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Harcourt, 2006 - Fiction - 270 pages
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The Waves is often regarded as Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, standing with those few works of twentieth-century literature that have created unique forms of their own. In deeply poetic prose, Woolf traces the lives of six children from infancy to death who fleetingly unite around the unseen figure of a seventh child, Percival. Allusive and mysterious, The Waves yields new treasures upon each reading.

Annotated and with an introduction by Molly Hite

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User Review  - Ian [Paganus de] Graye - Goodreads

Novelplaypoem "The Waves" is arguably the greatest single work of literary Modernism, superior to Woolf's own "Mrs Dalloway" and "To the Lighthouse" and potentially to Joyce's "Ulysses". The first two ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

Read purely for pleasure and not for review. The perfect mix of poetical prose and one of my favorite books. I will read this book over, and over, and over again Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century, transformed the art of the novel. The author of numerous novels, collections of letters, journals, and short stories, she was an admired literary critic and a master of the essay form.

Mark Hussey, general editor of Harcourt's new annotated Woolf series, is professor of English and women's and gender studies, and editor of the Woolf Studies Annual, at Pace University. He lives in Upper Nyack, New York.

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