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    • The Virginia Woolf BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar, full cast, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The collected BBC dramatisations of the fiction of Virginia Woolf, with star casts including Kristen Scott-Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson, Laura Fraser, Robert Glenister and Fenella Woolgar.... 

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 327
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      4 out of 5 stars 274

    It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pure enchanting magic...

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-11

    Regular price: £18.29

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 183
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4 out of 5 stars 150

    To the Lighthouse is a landmark work of English fiction. Virginia Woolf explores perception and meaning in some of the most beautiful prose ever written, minutely detailing the characters thoughts and impressions. This unabridged version is read by Juliet Stevenson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting book

    • By Assia on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
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    A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empathetic , intelligent reading

    • By carole on 22-03-16

    Regular price: £13.29

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    "A Room of One's Own" is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most beautiful and enjoyable book.

    • By ian on 09-02-19

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Costantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Fantasy, love and an exuberant celebration of English life and literature, Orlando is a uniquely entertaining story. Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to the family of her friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando's central character, a fictional embodiment of Sackville-West, changes sex from a man to a woman and lives throughout the centuries, whilst meeting historical figures of English literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An imaginative classic...

    • By Nicholas on 18-01-09

    Regular price: £19.99

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

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    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Nicole Kidman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
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    To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman ( Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth persevering!

    • By Saffy on 19-07-13

    Regular price: £18.79

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Law
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionist depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on a marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny, and bitterness. Its use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence, and shifting perspectives gives the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautyfully sensitiven, but demanding.

    • By Anonymous User on 19-04-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • An Unwritten Novel

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Cathy Szlamp
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "An Unwritten Novel" was mentioned in Virginia Woolf’s diary entry for 26 January 1920. It was first published in the London Mercury in July 1920 and reprinted in Monday or Tuesday (1921). It was also later collected in "A Haunted House" (1944).

    Regular price: £1.79

    • The Voyage Out

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rachel Vinrace, Virginia Woolf's first heroine, is a motherless young woman who, at 24, embarks on a sea voyage with a party of other English folk to South America. Guileless, and with only a smattering of education, Rachel is taken under the wing of her aunt Helen, who wishes to teach Rachel "how to live." Arriving in Santa Marina, a village on the South American coast, Rachel and Helen are introduced to a group of English expatriates.

    Regular price: £24.39

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Virginia Woolf - The Short Stories

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Virginia Woolf. Adeline Virginia Woolf was born in 1882 and was to become a founder of modernist writing. Her background is filled with elements of tragedy that she somehow overcame to become a revered writer. Her mother died when she was 13, her half sister Stella two years later and with that came her first of several nervous breakdowns. 

    Regular price: £4.99

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
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    To the Lighthouse tells of one summer spent by the Ramsay family and their friends in their holiday home in Scotland. Offshore stands the lighthouse, remote, inaccessbile, an eternal presence in a changing wolrd. A projected visit to the lighthouse forms the heart of this extraordinary novel which, through the minds of the various characters, explores the nature of time, memory, transience and eternity.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
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    Orlando is one of the most unforgettable creations of twentieth-century literature. He emerges as a young man at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and progresses, with breathtaking ease, through three centuries until, by now a woman, she arrives in the bustle and diversion of the 1920's.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Waves (Dramatised)

    • By: Virginia Woolf, Terence Davies (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Waves: Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story. Episode 1: Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan, and Rhoda recall their childhood and first steps into adulthood. Episode 2: Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan, and Rhoda struggle to come to terms with life after Percival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEAUTIFUL ADAPTATION of THE WAVES

    • By Highlight on 03-11-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Monday or Tuesday

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Cathy Szlamp
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Monday or Tuesday" is a 1921 short story collection by Virginia Woolf published by The Hogarth Press. 1000 copies were printed with four full-page woodcuts by Vanessa Bell. Leonard Woolf called it one of the worst printed books ever published because of the typographical mistakes in it. Most mistakes were corrected for the US edition published by Harcourt Brace. It contained eight stories: A Haunted House / A Society / Monday or Tuesday / An Unwritten Novel / The String Quartet / Blue and Green / Kew Gardens / The Mark on the Wall.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Waves

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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    Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The book follows them as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better to listen to than to read

    • By Md Lachlan on 27-01-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Jacob’s Room

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    Jacob’s Room is Virginia Woolf’s own modernist manifesto. Jacob Flanders is a mere point of contact between a crowd of people, appearing and disappearing in a tableau in which all is flux, without certainty and without a controlling viewpoint. But it seems that the author could not maintain this rigorous impersonality, and the radical technique breaks down, so that we finally see Jacob as a person, just as his world is blown apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful reading of an early Woolf novel

    • By P. Donovan on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £28.49

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