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                                       Woolf Chronology

1882

January 25th; Adeline Virginia Stephen is born in London.

Her father is Leslie Stephen, famous as a statesman and author of

the Dictionary of National Biography.  Her mother is Julia Duckworth

Stephen.  Leslie has one daughter from an earlier marriage, Julia two boys

and a girl.  Together they have four children: Vanessa, Thoby, Virginia,

and Adrian.

1895

Julia Stephen dies. Virginia has her first breakdown.  Julia’s daughter, Stella,

takes over the household and the care of the mourning Leslie.

1897

Stella Duckworth marries, becomes pregnant, and dies.  Vanessa is in

charge in the Stephen household.

1904/05

            Leslie Stephen dies.  Virginia has her second breakdown, trying to commit

            suicide by jumping out of a window.  Virginia, Vanessa, Thoby and Adrian

            move to the Bloomsbury section of London.

1906

            During a trip to Greece, Vanessa and Thoby contract typhoid fever.  Thoby

            dies at the age of 26.

1907

            Vanessa marries Clive Bell.

            1910

                        Virginia’s life-long friend, art historian Roger Fry, is a major force in

presenting the First post-Impressionist Exhibition, an event with major

cultural impact.

1912

            Virginia marries Leonard Woolf on August 10 and has her third breakdown.

1915

            The Voyage Out is published.  Virginia begins her Diaries.

1917

            The Woolfs begin the Hogarth Press.

1919

            Night and Day is published.

1921

            A collection of short stories, Monday or Tuesday, is published by Hogarth

            Press, which will publish all subsequent work.

1922

            Jacob’s Room is published.

1925

            Mrs. Dalloway and The Common Reader are published.

1927

            To the Lighthouse is published.

1928

            Orlando is published.

1929

            A Room of One’s Own is published.

1931

The Waves is published.

1932

            The Common Reader: Second Series is published.

1933

            Flush is published.

1937

            The Years is published.  Vanessa’s son, Julian, is killed

            in the Spanish Civil War.

1938

            Three Guineas is published.

1940

            Roger Fry: A Biography is published.  The draft of

            Between the Acts is completed.

1941

            On March 28, Virginia drowns herself in the River Ouse.

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