Overlook Illustrated LivesA series of illustrated biographies that offer a fresh, intimate portrait of our favorite writers. Incisive, lively text is accompanied by over one hundred evocative images, many in color and some previously unpublished, which depict the writer's world family, friends, and artistic circle together with original book jackets, letters, and manuscript pages.
Virginia Woolf was one of the most significant novelists of the twentieth century and a leading figure in the Bloomsbury Circle. In her brilliant experimental novels, she extended the boundaries of fiction writing to reflect her feminist ideals, modernism, and acute sensitivity to the minute details of human life. Many of the illustrations showing Woolf and intimates from the famed Bloomsbury Circle are published here for the very first time, along with other rare photos and portraits providing rare insights into the mind of this enigmatic and influential writer.