The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf

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SKU: 9780141182711
The Waves, more than any of Virginia Woolf's novels, conveys the complexities of human experience. Tracing the lives of a group of friends, The Waves follows their development from childhood to youth and middle age. While social events, individual achievements and disappointments form its narrative, the novel is most remarkable for the rich poetic language that conveys the inner life of its characters: their aspirations, their triumphs and regrets, their awareness of unity and isolation. Separately and together, they query the relationship of past to present, and the meaning of life itself.
'A book of great beauty and a prose poem of genius.'
Stephen Spender
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Published: 12/06/2012
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A brand new series of five of Woolf's major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions.

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