Virginia Woolf was an author who was a native of England. She was a modernist novelist and is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Woolf is best known as the author of books such as ‘To the Lighthouse’ and ‘A Room of One’s Own’.
Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in Kensington, London in January 1882. She was home taught and began writing as a young girl. Her family lived in London but spent the summer in St Ives, Cornwall. Her novel, ‘To the Lighthouse’ was influenced by her memories of Cornwall. During her career she published a large volume of work including nine novels. Woolf suffered from mental illness during her lifetime. She died by suicide on March 28th 1941 at the age of 59.
Virginia Woolf was born in the year 1882 On This Day.