The Death of the Moth and Other Essays

The Death of the Moth and Other Essays

by Virginia Woolf

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A highly acclaimed collection of twenty-eight essays, sketches, and short stories presenting nearly every facet of the author's work. "Up to the author's highest standard in a literary form that was most congenial to her" (Times Literary Supplement (London)). "Exquisitely written" (New Yorker); "The riches of this book are overwhelming" (Christian Science Monitor). Editorial Note by Leonard Woolf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156252348
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/19/1974
Series: Harvest Book Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 532,068
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1882

Date of Death:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

Sussex, England


Home schooling

Table of Contents

The Death of the Moth3
Evening Over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor Car7
Three Pictures12
Old Mrs. Grey17
Street Haunting20
Jones and Wilkinson37
"Twelfth Night" at the Old Vic45
Madame de Sevigne51
The Humane Art58
Two Antiquaries: Walpole and Cole64
The Rev. William Cole: A Letter76
The Historian and "The Gibbon"82
Reflections at Sheffield Place94
The Man at the Gate104
Sara Coleridge111
"Not One of Us"119
Henry James129
1.Within the Rim
2.The Old Order
3.The Letters of Henry James
George Moore156
The Novels of E. M. Forster162
The Art of Biography187
A Letter to a Young Poet208
Professions for Women235
Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid243

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