The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Woolf's acclaimed first novel, a moving depiction of the thrills and confusion of youth, traces a shipboard journey to South America in a captivating exploration of a young woman's growing self-awareness.

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Fiction

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Woolf's first novel is a haunting book, full of light and shadow. It takes Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose and their niece, Rachel, on a sea voyage from London to a resort on the South american coast. "It is a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South americanca not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an americanca whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis" (E. M. Forster).

A Room of One's Own and the Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Category: Feminism

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A Room of One's Own has become a classic feminist essay; The Voyage Out is highly significant as her first novel.

Melymbrosia

An Early Version of The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Category: Fiction

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First published in England 1915, and following nearly a decade of composition, "The Voyage Out" is Virginia Woolf's first novel. Rachel Vinrace, the woman at the center of this beautiful and original story, is an intelligent, yet innocent, young English girl who embarks on a sea voyage to South America with distant relatives. Although she is far from the drawing rooms and theaters of London, she comes to learn of the worlds of politics and sex, love and marriage. Her journey takes a delicious turn when she meets -- and falls passionately for -- Terence Hewet, a man she meets in the Brazilian coastal town of Santa Marina. But it is in tragedy that this novel, poignant in its emotions, yet uncompromising in its vision, ultimately ends.

The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf (Book Analysis)

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Voyage Out with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf, which tells the story of Rachel Vinrace, a young woman who has led an unfulfilling, sheltered life but begins to find her own voice and sense of identity on a trip to South America. It is Woolf’s first novel, and in its use of dreamlike narrative and free indirect discourse, as well as its exploration of women’s subordinate position in society and the myriad restrictions they face, it foreshadows many of her later, more experimental works. Woolf is widely considered to be one of the most significant English-language writers of the 20th century; her best-known works include the novels Mrs Dalloway, The Waves and Orlando, and the essays A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas. Find out everything you need to know about The Voyage Out in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Voyage Out

By Virginia Woolf - Illustrated

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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Formatted for e-reader Illustrated About The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf. Plot: Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirise Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modelled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. Rachel's journey from a cloistered life in a London suburb to freedom, challenging intellectual discourse and discovery very likely reflects Woolf's own journey from a repressive household to the intellectual stimulation of the Bloomsbury Group.

The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf

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The first novel of a major literary figure of the twentieth century, "The Voyage Out" is a witty social satire that witnesses the maturity of the young Englishwoman Rachel Vinrace. She begins a long voyage to South America from London, on her father's ship with her unusual family. In the eclectic array of passengers with which they launch, Woolf invokes satire to address modern criticisms of Edwardian life. This physical passage also becomes a journey of self-discovery for Rachel, taking on mythical proportions as uncertain distances on a ship of light and shadow alternately reveal and obscure her suffering and love. A haunting story with the beautifully flowing language uniquely characteristic of Woolf, Rachel's tragic coming-of-age tale unfolds the spiritual growth of a young woman that spans continents.

The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Virginia Woolf’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Woolf includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Woolf’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Voyage Out Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Page: 216

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THE VOYAGE OUT by Virginia Woolf 1882-1941

The Voyage Out By Virginia Woolf New Fully Annotated And Illustrated Edition

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Woolf's first novel is a haunting e-book, complete of light and shadow. It takes Mr. And Mrs. Ambrose and their niece, Rachel, on a sea voyage from London to an inn on the South American coast. "It is a strange, tragic, stimulated e book whose scene is a South America not discovered on any map and reached via a boat which could now not on any sea, an America whose religious limitations.

The Voyage Out

The First Novel by Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf

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The Voyage Out By Virginia Woolf Classic Literature The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941), published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the US in 1920 by Doran. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirise Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modelled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. And Rachel's journey from a cloistered life in a London suburb to freedom, challenging intellectual discourse and discovery very likely reflects Woolf's own journey from a repressive household to the intellectual stimulation of the Bloomsbury Group. Writing in 1926, E. M. Forster described it as "... a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South America not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an America whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis" And, reviewing the book a decade earlier, he wrote this: "It is absolutely unafraid... Here at last is a book which attains unity as surely as Wuthering Heights, though by a different path." Literary scholar Phyllis Rose writes in her introduction to the novel, "No later novel of Woolf's will capture so brilliantly the excitement of youth." And also the excitement and challenge of life. "It's not cowardly to wish to live," says one old man at the end of the book. "It's the very reverse of cowardly. Personally, I'd like to go on for a hundred years... Think of all the things that are bound to happen!"

The Voyage Out Annotated

Author: Virginia Woolf

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The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the US in 1920 by Doran.The first novel by Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out tells the story of Rachel Vinrace, who embarks for South America on her father's ship, and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a modern version of the mythic voyage.

The Voyage Out - The Original Classic Edition

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First published in 1915, The Voyage Out is Virginia Woolf's first novel. It begins as Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose embark on a sea voyage for South America. Throughout their voyage and once they reach land there are many characters that float in and out of the text. Indeed, one is not sure who the main characters are until halfway through the novel. Clarissa and Richard Dalloway, the main characters of Woolf's later novel Mrs. Dalloway, even make an appearance. Once reaching land, Mrs. Ambrose along with her niece, Rachel, explore the environs and make friends with other tourists-notably with two young men, Hewet and Hirst. Here these four friends form several intertwining and interesting relationships that guide us through the rest of the story. Woolf's style is striking in the almost exclusive use of dialog interspersed with short, vivid descriptions of the characters' inner thoughts. Through this innovative style she is able to communicate, among many other things, a candid and realistic portrayal of the act of falling in love and all emotions that come along with it-heartbreak and loss, desire and contentment, longing and questioning, quiet happiness and quiet despair. Several interesting details in the novel will strike the modern reader, such as the almost total absence of interaction with the natives. Geographically, the location is supposed to be near the Amazon river system, but Woolf has imagined an Amazon where the natives speak a mix of Spanish and French, the mountains rise majestically out of the sea, and one lights the fire after dinner. While Woolf can easily be criticized for neglecting to research the technical details and for writing only about the upper classes and their manias, to dwell on these issues would be entirely beside the point. E. M. Forster put it best when he described The Voyage Out as '...a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South America not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an America whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis.' ('The Novels of Virginia Woolf', New Criterion, April 1926, 277.) On a personal note, I'd like to say that my only previous experience with Woolf was reading Mrs. Dalloway for a class in college. Perhaps one must grow into reading Woolf, because I admit I remember almost nothing of this book except that it was boring and depressing. I picked up The Voyage Out expecting much of the same, but how wrong I was! This book is beautiful, one that you will remember long after you read it. I recommend it highly-but not too highly, as making your own discovery of its worth is part of the charm.

Virginia Woolf: Jacob's Room, Night and Day, The Voyage Out & Monday or Tuesday

(4 Books in One Edition)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: Literary Criticism

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "Virginia Woolf: Jacob's Room, Night and Day, The Voyage Out & Monday or Tuesday (4 Books in One Edition)". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: The Voyage Out Night and Day Monday or Tuesday and Other Short Stories Jacob's Room Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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It is hard to believe that "The Voyage Out" was Virginia Woolf's first novel, begun in the early 1900s but not published until 1915, having been rewritten several times. It is a grand story, almost epic in scope, of a young woman's inner voyage of discovery. In "The Voyage Out" are all the trademarks of Woolf's writing that were to come - her poetic lyricism, her social satire, and her experimentation with point of view and character. "The Voyage Out" follows the inexperienced Rachel Vinrace as she travels from England to South America on her father's ship with her aunt and uncle. Instead of traveling on with her father, Rachel chooses to reside with Helen, her aunt, in the fictional town of Santa Marina so that her aunt can teach her about life. Once there, their lives become entwined with the residents of the local hotel, a random assortment of scholars and wealthy vacationers. With these newly found friendships Rachel is finally able to explore feelings she has never experienced and try to discover who she is and who she wants to be. Woolf's writing in "The Voyage Out" is much more mature and established than one would expect for a first novel, but it is not without fault. the central story, that of the blossoming relationship between Rachel and Terence Hewet, offers a classic modern depiction of two souls struggling to find their place in this world and to discover what it truly means to love. Woolf's portrait of Rachel is not a self-portrait, although the character does share some of the same life experiences. Woolf shines through her writing in the satirical elements and in the beautiful way that she can explore some of the hardest to capture feelings of love and loss. "The Voyage Out" is a truly remarkable achievement as a first novel and one that definitely reaffirms Woolf's reputation as one of the finest writers of the modern era, or perhaps of any era.

The Complete Novels of Virginia Woolf

The Voyage Out, Night and Day, Jacob's Room, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, The Waves, The Years & Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Category: Fiction

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Voyage Out Night and Day Jacob's Room Mrs Dalloway To the Lighthouse Orlando The Waves The Years Between the Acts Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

The Voyage Out

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Author: Virginia Woolf

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The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modeled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. And Rachel's journey from a cloistered life in a London suburb to freedom, challenging intellectual discourse and discovery very likely reflects Woolf's own journey from a repressive household to the intellectual stimulation of the Bloomsbury Group.

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

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The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirise Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modelled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. Rachel's journey from a cloistered life in a London suburb to freedom, challenging intellectual discourse and discovery very likely reflects Woolf's own journey from a repressive household to the intellectual stimulation of the Bloomsbury Group. Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was an English writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century, and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Born in an affluent household in Kensington, London, she attended the King's College London and was acquainted with the early reformers of women's higher education. Having been home-schooled for most part of her childhood, mostly in English classics and Victorian literature, Woolf began writing professionally in 1900. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. She published her first novel entitled The Voyage Out in 1915, through the Hogarth Press, a publishing house that she established with her husband, Leonard Woolf. Her best-known works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."