The Waves (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)


by Woolf, Virginia | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 240 pages

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Virginia Woolf wanted to write about the vast unknown uncertain

continent that is the world and us in it’ Jeanette Winterson, from her

introduction to The Waves

The Waves is an

astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It begins with six children playing

in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience

friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend


Weaving together soliloquies from the novel’s six characters, Woolf

delicately and expertly explores universal concepts such as individuality,

the self, and community. A novel still as poignant today as it was when


Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves

is also seen as Virginia Woolf’s response to the loss of her brother Thoby,

who died when he was twenty-six.