Author(s): Virginia Woolf
The Waves traces the lives of six friends from childhood to old age. It was written when Virginia Woolf was at the height of her experimental literary powers, and she allows the characters to tell their own stories, through powerful, poetic monologues. By listening to these voices struggling to impose order and meaning on their lives we are drawn into a literary journey which stunningly reproduces the complex, confusing, and contradictory nature of human experience.
The most famous member of the Bloomsbury Group, Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) was a novelist, essayist and critic, whose writings established her as one of Modernism's leading exponents as well as a pioneering feminist. Her most famous works include To the Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway.