Diary of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 3: 1925-30, The

Virginia Woolf
An account of Woolf's life during the period in which To the Lighthouse and The Waves were written. "Her steel-trap mind and elegant prose...make this a most valuable and pleasurable book" (Publishers Weekly). "Volume three is as witty and intelligent as its predecessors" (Atlantic Monthly). Edited by Anne Olivier Bell, assisted by Andrew McNeillie; Index.


Reviewed: 2018-07-30
I've read the first two volumes of Woolf's diaries and they were filled with Virginia going on walks, having tea and dinner with friends, and worrying about how her books were being received. In the third volume written when Virginia was in her mid 40s she starts to become more her own person. There are still dinners with friends, but the worry about how Lytton will react to her newest book is gone. Instead, in the third volume we witness Virginia planning and discussing her work. She is thrilled at the how her writing continues to succeed beyond her dreams, and she doesn't worry about what her Bloomsbury friends think of her writing. I really enjoyed reading this volume and can't wait to read volume 4.
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