Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804471265
Paperback • 60pp • £5
110 mm x 178 mm
2 November 2024
Thema: DS, CBV
Territory: World English (excluding US)

The Art of Fiction

And Modern Fiction

Virginia Woolf



Publication date: 2 November 2024

ISBN: 9781804471265




‘That fiction is a lady, and a lady who has somehow got herself in to trouble, is a thought that must often have struck her admirers.’

Penned in 1927 but first published posthumously in The Moment and Other Essays in 1947, ‘The Art of Fiction’ sets out perhaps more clearly than anywhere else Woolf’s advice to writers of fiction, instructing authors to focus on language choices rather than dwelling on concerns around accuracy.

On one level an amusing collection in Woolf’s trademark style, skewering male writers of yore, taken together these essays form an invaluable writing guide from one of the finest craftspeople of the English language.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was a Modernist writer, widely considered to be one of the most important of the twentieth century. She and her husband Leonard bought a hand-printing press in 1917, and they set up Hogarth Press in their house in Richmond, which published much of Virginia’s work, as well as those of friends and fellow luminaries. Today she is best remembered for her novels – in particular To the Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway – and her essay A Room of One’s Own.