This collection contains 15 essays on The Art of Biography by Virginia Woolf.
The New Biography. A Talk about Memoirs. Sir Walter Raleigh. Sterne. Eliza and Sterne. Horace Walpole. A Friend of Johnson. Fanny Burney's Half-Sister. Money and Love. The Dream. The Fleeting Portrait: 1. Waxworks at the Abbey. The Fleeting Portrait: 2. The Royal Academy. Poe's Helen. Visits to Walt Whitman. Oliver Wendell Holmes.
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. 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.”