The Waves by Virginia Woolf

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The Waves, first published in 1931, is Virginia Woolf's most experimental novel. It consists of soliloquies spoken by the book's six characters: Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis.[1] Also important is Percival, the seventh character, though readers never hear him speak through his own voice. The soliloquies that span the characters' lives are broken up by nine brief third-person interludes detailing a coastal scene at varying stages in a day from sunrise to sunset.

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The 167th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 12th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  2. - 16th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - 94th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  4. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  5. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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