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by Virginia Woolf

  • ISBN: 1169327303
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Virginia Woolf
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
  • Pages: 352 pages
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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. Woolf began work on The Voyage Out in 1910 and had finished an early draft by 1912.

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 novel had a long and difficult gestation and was not published until 1915. It was written during a period in which Woolf was especially psychologically vulnerable. She suffered from periods of depression and at one point attempted suicide.

The voyage out (1915). by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

The voyage out (1915). by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941). Chapter I. As the streets that lead from the Strand to the Embankment are verynarrow, it is better not to walk down them arm-in-arm. The embankment juts out in angles here and there, like pulpits; insteadof preachers, however, small boys occupy them, dangling string, droppingpebbles, or launching wads of paper for a cruise. With their sharp eyefor eccentricity, they were inclined to think Mr. Ambrose awful; butthe quickest witted cried "Bluebeard!" as he passed.

She pulled it out and laidit on the dressing-table. She was criticising her own appearance, orrather approving of it, standing a little way back from the glass andlooking at her own face with superb pride and melancholy, when herhusband appeared in the doorway in his shirt sleeves, his face halfobscured by a towel. Yes, there lay Willoughby, curt, inexpressive,perpetually jocular, robbing a whole continent of mystery, enquiringafter his daughter's manners and morals-hoping she wasn't a bore, andbidding them pack her off to him on board the very next ship if shewere-and then grateful and affectionate with suppressed emotion, andthen half a page about his own triumphs over.

Virginia Woolf was born in London, England on January 25, 1882. She was the daughter of the prominent literary critic Leslie Stephen. Her early education was obtained at home through her parents and governesses. During her lifetime, she wrote both fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels included Jacob's Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, and Between the Acts. Her non-fiction books included The Common Reader, A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas, The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays, and The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.

The Voyage Out (1915) is the story of a rite of passage

The Voyage Out (1915) is the story of a rite of passage. When Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship she is launched on a course of self-discovery in a modern version of the mythic voyage. Virginia Woolf knew all too well the forms that she was supposed to follow when writing of a young lady's entrance into the world, and she struggled to subvert the conventions, wittily and assiduously, rewriting and revising the novel many times. However, through The Voyage Out readers discover Woolf as an emerging and original artist: not identified with the heroine, but present everywhere in the social satire, the lyricism, and the patterning of consciousness.

Woolf’s first novel is a haunting book, full of light and shadow  . It is 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 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.

The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the . One of Woolf's wittiest social satires

The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the . One of Woolf's wittiest social satires. 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

LibriVox recording of The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf. Read in English by Lynne T 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

LibriVox recording of The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf. Read in English by Lynne T 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.

Virginia Woolf The Voyage Out. Chapter III. Early next morning there was a sound as of chains being drawn roughly overhead; the steady heart of the Euphrosyne slowly ceased to beat; and Helen, poking her nose above deck. Early next morning there was a sound as of chains being drawn roughly overhead; the steady heart of the Euphrosyne slowly ceased to beat; and Helen, poking her nose above deck, saw a stationary castle upon a stationary hill. The truth was that Mr. Dalloway had found themselves stranded in Lisbon. They had been travelling on the Continent for some weeks, chiefly with a view to broadening Mr. Dalloway's mind. Unable for a season, by one of the accidents of political life, to serve his country in Parliament, Mr. Dalloway was doing the best he could to serve it out of Parliament.

Название книги: The Voyage Out. Автор: Virginia Woolf. She became absorbed in the book. Helen meanwhile stitched at her embroidery and thought over the things they had said

Название книги: The Voyage Out. Helen meanwhile stitched at her embroidery and thought over the things they had said. Her conclusion was that she would very much like to show her niece, if it were possible, how to live, or as she put it, how to be a reasonable person.

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Reviews about The Voyage Out (7):
Taun
This is Virginia Woolf's first so it was before her more experimental stream of consciousness writing. I haven't read her later works yet. I'm glad I started with this one because if I don't end up liking that style it would have kept me from this. Her writing is beautiful in an understated non pretentious way. It feels effortless and lyrical. I was mesmerized.

If you need something plot driven, stay away because you won't get that.
This is about Rachel, a naïve sheltered young woman who takes a voyage with her aunt and uncle from England to South America, and matures through interesting conversations about politics, art, science, religion and relationships. It's short on action but long on ideas written in gorgeous prose. I'll definitely read more Woolf and likely in order. The Dalloway's were characters in this book so maybe she expounds on other characters in future books.
Todal
This is the third novel I've read by Virginia Woolf and whilst I found it to be the most "readable" of the novels that I've read to date I couldn't in all honesty say that it was an easy read. I kept waiting for something to happen, some momentous event to push the story along. It wasn't until I gained some patience and just went with the flow that I began to see the light and appreciate the vein in which it is written.

One thing that has become apparent is that I shall have to source a copy of Mrs Dalloway now.

Was also surprised to find that it was the "debut" novel for the author.
Roru
If you are willing to take your time and read this book as though you were in a deck chair on a leisurely cruise yourself, the rhythms will be congenial. Woolf's sharply observed observations along the way well repay a reader's time beyond the interest of the narrative and characters.
When I complained to my daughters that I really did not like the ending, they said, "Well, it's a girl's book, and that's how many of them work." Woolf does an absolutely superb job fairly early in, of depicting a storm at sea. She also handles the development of love in her main character (and some others) exquisitely.
Hbr
This novel, I believe, was Virginia Woolf's first. It also underwent considerable alteration in the tortured journey towards publication, much of its (original) politics being too strong for its publishers to stomach. Which makes one wonder what has been lost.

What remains, however, is a moving story of a number of English men and women cast adrift in a luxury hotel or villa in some unspecified South American port.

It is also a love story - with tragic consequences that would be unfair of me to fully reveal in this brief review. Let me just add that it also has one of the best accounts of sea-sickness (I too am a sufferer) that I have ever read (it made me queasy just to read it!) and one of the best accounts of the hallucinations brought on by fever since Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary' - no mean feat for a new, young writer.

This is a marvelous book and an excellent introduction to the extraordinary novels that were to follow 'Voyage Out'.
Wetiwavas
I appreciate the writing style, but I found the book itself boring. I was 3/4 of the way through it before anything of note happened. The characters do little to distinguish themselves from each other, to the point that I sometimes had to go back to see which one was being written about. Since this was Woolf's first novel, I presume she got better, but I'm not about to read another of her works to find out.
Liarienen
The fish swim in circles, sometimes going up, sometimes going down, and sometimes feeding.Other than that, it is watching them do the same things over and over again without any real story. The Voyage Out was just like that. People came in and came out. No real plot developed. Sometimes there was an electrical storm to liven things up. Once, a dance helped break the monotony. Beyond that was nothing.
Frosha
Don't really have time for a long, in-depth review, but I'll hit my major point. Never before have I read such poignant, eloquent prose. Every word carries meaning; there's no excess, pointless pasages. As to the actual tale, I enjoyed it excessively. Romantic in its own way, but even better it presents the insecurities and trials of actual people. Nothing is smoothed over or romanticized. That gives it a flavor of originality. As to which version to get....in this case it doesn't really matter, since there's no translations, but I was very impressed with the Barnes and Nobles version. The notes and introduction were excellent in their explanations. Since I haven't gotten the Peguin Classics edition or the Oxford edition I can't say which is superior, but the B&N was satisfactory. Anyways, very pleased with my buy, and I hope to read more of Woolf's work.....I think Night and Day is the next one on my list!
I enjoyed this book immensely. It has a freshness not found in Woolf's other novels, and also a lot of entertaining eccentric dialogue - a pity she didn't cultivate her gift for social comedy! It's also a very searching book, opening issues of gender, marriage, nationality which she explores more deeply in her major works. If there's a down side to it, it seems as if her characters never really leave England - and it's never explained why Rachel is on this voyage.

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