The Years - Virginia Woolf 1937 - The Hogarth Press, London - First Edition ‘When shall we be free? When shall we live adventurously, wholly, not like cripples in a cave?’

An elegantly bound copy of Virginia Woolf’s final novel published during her lifetime – and likely her most accessible – it tells the story of three generations of the Pargiter family, as they follow their daily rituals, and struggle to understand the significance of their own lives and experiences in relation to the historical events taking place around them.

Written in Woolf’s fluid and lucidly dazzling style, this constantly changing novel is a savage indictment of British society at the turn of century.
  Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers, which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One's Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay.

Penguin Classics, web. Kronenberger, ‘Poetic Brilliance in the New Novel by Mrs Woolf’ The New York Times 1931.

Octavo, pp. [2] [4] 469 [3] [2].
  Elegantly bound in recent three quarter red calf over green cloth boards, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 109218   Price: HK$ 3,000