The Waves by Virginia Woolf

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.

The 168th 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)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Las olas / The Waves (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1072376 $41.75 $15.00 2010
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The Waves by Virginia Woolf (July 12 2008) Paperback 16963492 $65.48 $30.29 2008
Las Olas/ The Waves (Letras Universales/ Universal Writings) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6204064 $24.90 $21.00 2007
The Collected Novels of Virginia Woolf - Volume I - The Years, the Waves Paperback 2443367 $49.99 $2.00 2013
The Waves Paperback 379027 $7.87 $13.38 2019
Virginia Woolf: The Waves (Landmarks of World Literature) Paperback 1572825 $5.80 $0.77 1986
Collected Novels of Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway To the Lighthouse The Waves Paperback 792425 $19.95 $22.94 1992
The Waves (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 654145 $4.54 $6.90 2014
The Waves (Annotated) Paperback 469166 $10.98 $5.36 2006
The Waves (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Kindle Edition 615330 2014
The Waves Paperback 1638637 $6.10 2018
The Waves (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback 4123275 $13.13 $10.76
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The Waves (20th Century Fiction) Kindle Edition 62567 $2.99 2012
Waves (Modern Classics) Audio CD 181659 $79.59 $11.90 2003
The Waves (Hardback) Hardcover 1384583 $23.48 $36.22 2010
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The Waves (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf) Hardcover 2991701 $120.36 $94.50 2011
The Waves Audible Audio Edition 39545 $30.95 2014
The Waves (Bridge Bilingual Classics) (English-Chinese Bilingual Edition) Kindle Edition 592802 2011
The Waves Audible Audio Edition 45358 $19.95 2013
The Waves (Dramatised) Audible Audio Edition 98684 $9.95 2013
The Waves (Harvest/Hbj Book) Kindle Edition 463570 1950
Jacob's Room & The Waves: Two Complete Novels Paperback 664180 $55.20 $0.01 1960
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Waves (Penguin Modern Classics) by Woolf, Virginia published by Penguin Books (2000) [Paperback] Paperback 5005217 $19.69 $4.99 1999
The Waves (Annotated) Paperback 551116 $7.96 $6.46 2006
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{ [ THE WAVES ] } Woolf, Virginia ( AUTHOR ) Jul-01-2013 Paperback Paperback 4410438 $24.98 2013
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Las olas [The Waves] Audible Audio Edition 38646 $13.22 2016
The Waves (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback 1277703 $0.97 $0.01 2000
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Las olas / The Waves (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6795854 $12.56 $96.75 2011
Las olas (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 650414 2010
The Waves Hardcover 9527023 $28.99
Las olas / The Waves (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 14931404 $17.95 $52.48 2004
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