Virginia Woolf (born 25 January 1882 - died 28 March 1941) was an English novelist, essayist and member of The Bloomsbury Group, a Cambridge literary society. She is considered one of the major figures in modernist literature and often seen as one of the most important English writers of the twentieth century.
Woolf's works explore themes such as gender, sexuality, mental health, and class. Her writing style is characterized by its experimental nature and stream-of-consciousness technique. Through her novels like "Mrs Dalloway," "To the Lighthouse," and "Orlando," she challenged traditional narrative structures and offered unique perspectives on human experience.
In addition to her fiction writing, Woolf also wrote influential essays on topics ranging from women's rights to literary criticism. Her contributions to feminist theory have had a lasting impact on the field.