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Google Doodle celebrates Virginia Woolf's 136th birth anniversary

Woolf attended King's College and started writing professionally in the year 1900. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 25, 2018, 03.52 AM (IST)

Are you a bibliophile? Today's day holds great significance for the lovers of classic literature as the world celebrates the 136th birth anniversary of celebrated novelist and author, Virginia Woolf. 

Today's Google Doodle is dedicated to Virginia Woolf, who can aptly be called one of the most influential feminist authors of our time. 


Born as Adeline Virginia Woolf on 25 January 1882 in Kensington, Middlesex, England, Virginia Woolf is touted as one of the forerunners of the literary modernist movement of the twentieth century. 

Her celebrated novel Mrs Dalloway is one of the first literary pieces to exhibit the 'stream of consciousness' technique of writing. 


Woolf attended King's College and started writing professionally in the year 1900. 

A significant part of the influential Bloomsbury Group, Woolf is known as one of the pioneers in shaping the future of feminist criticism.

Her first novel, The Voyage Out was published by the Hogarth Press in 1915.

Some of her most notable works include novels like Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928). 


Her essay, A Room of One's Own, published in 1929 is still considered one of the most influential works of feminist writing of our time.

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction," reads a powerful line from her essay. 


Woolf's works are available in over fifty languages. Her literature, like a novel called Orlando, also touches upon gender fluidity and associated concepts. 

Virginia Woolf succumbed to bouts of depression and took her life by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.