The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf

"The Common Reader" is a collection of essays that explores the art and act of reading through the lens of various literary critiques and personal reflections. The author delves into the works of past writers, from Greek poets to English novelists, examining not only the texts themselves but also the broader cultural and historical contexts in which they were written. Through these essays, the author advocates for the pleasures and complexities of reading, emphasizing its importance in understanding human nature and society. The work is celebrated for its insightful analysis and eloquent prose, inviting readers to reconsider their own approaches to literature.

The 8426th greatest book of all time


Published
1925
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
295-320
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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