Was Virginia Wolfe part of the romantasim movement?

Virginia Wolfe was born toward the end of Romantasim( late 1800's)

what I want to know is if she was part of it or not

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  • saehli
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Virginia Woolf (watch your spelling)

    (* January 25, 1882, London; † March 28, 1941, Lewes, Sussex)

    had nothing whatsoever to do with Romanticism

    she was an important idol for the feminist movement

    her best-known books include

    1922 Jacob's Room

    1925 Mrs. Dalloway

    1927 To the Lighthouse

    1928 Orlando

    1929 A Room of One's Own

    1931 The Waves

    You are welcome!

  • 1 decade ago

    Woolf was a novelist, a critic and a leading member of The Bloomsbury Group, a society whose ethos was the rejection of Victorian values.

    Woolf made a name for herself as novelist in the Modernist style using the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique. In her novel Mrs Dalloway, Woolf uses the banal setting of a society lady preparing for a party to portray the inner feelings of her characters, including a soldier from The First World War who has suffered horrendous mental damage.

    In To The Lighthouse, Woolf describes her character Mrs Ramsey through her own thought processes whilst in Jacob’s Room, the reader obtains an insight into the eponymous protagonist, who does not appear in the novel, through the thoughts of other characters.

    Strangely, Woolf could not find a publisher for her early works but was inspired to create her own publishing company, The Hogarth Press. This organisation consisted of Woolf and several of her associates who printed volumes on a hand operated press.

    Wolfe was only able to produce her great work in intervals between severe bouts of manic depression. Shortly after the outbreak of The Second World War, Woolf succumbed to an attack of melancholia and drowned herself in the River Ouse. Her ashes were buried in the garden of her home, Monk’s House (Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3HF) which is now a museum of Woolf and her works and is open to visitors.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually Romanticism ended closer to the 1830's depending on which date you choose, at which point the Victorian Era started. The Victorian era lasted until 1901, if you end it with Queen Victoria's death. Virginia Wolfe may have been borne in the very late Victorian era, but she wrote in the Modern period. She is in fact one of the staple modernists and there's nothing romantic about her. She's an excellent writer, and very very modern.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. She was part of the Bloomsbury Group, and hung out with the Avante Garde. Her style of writing is not at all like the Romantics.

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