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 on January 25th 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 Woolf published a large volume of work including nine novels. She suffered from mental illness during her lifetime. At the age of 59 she took her own life by drowning in the River Ouse near her home in Sussex.
Virginia Woolf died in the year 1941 On This Day.