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For many years, professors—just like you—have requested annotated editions of Virginia Woolf’s work, and now Harcourt is pleased to offer three titles newly available for your college classroom. Geared toward your students, these editions provide substantive notes, an introduction specific to the title, a preface about Woolf, a chronology, and other educational benefits.

These editions are ideal for the classroom and students, as well as for scholars, Woolf aficionados, and any reader who is looking for in-depth information. Harcourt has also made it easy for you to order examination copies through our online request form.


New Virginia Woolf Annotated Editions
Orlando Orlando
Annotated and with an introduction by Maria DiBattista
0-15-603151-5 • Paperback


Begun as a "joke," Orlando is Virginia Woolf's fantastical biography of a poet who first appears as a sixteen-year-old boy at the court of Elizabeth I, and is left at the novel's end a married woman in the year 1928. Part love letter to Vita Sackville-West, part exploration of the art of biography, Orlando is one of Woolf's most popular and entertaining works. This new annotated edition will deepen readers' understanding of Woolf's brilliant creation.

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The Waves The Waves
Annotated and with an introduction by Molly Hite
0-15-603157-4 • Paperback


The Waves is often regarded as Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, standing with those few works of twentieth-century literature that have created unique forms of their own. In deeply poetic prose, Woolf traces the lives of six children from infancy to death who fleetingly unite around the unseen figure of a seventh child, Percival. Allusive and mysterious, The Waves yields new treasures upon each reading.

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Three Guineas Three Guineas
Annotated and with an introduction by Jane Marcus
0-15-603163-9 • Paperback


Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a classic whose message resonates loudly in our contemporary global situation.

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Other Available Virginia Woolf Annotated Editions
A Room of One’s Own
Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar
0-15-603041-1 • Paperback


Susan Gubar is Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Indiana University and the coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic and No Man's Land.
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Mrs. Dalloway
Annotated and with an introduction by Bonnie Kime Scott
0-15-603035-7 • Paperback


Bonnie Kime Scott is professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of books on modernism, James Joyce, and Rebecca West.
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To the Lighthouse
Annotated and with an introduction by Mark Hussey
0-15-603047-0 • Paperback


Mark Hussey, general editor of Harcourt’s new annotated Woolf series, is professor of English and women’s and gender studies, and editor of Woolf Studies Annual, at Pace University.
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Also of Interest
Virginia Woolf
An Inner Life
Julia Briggs
0-15-101143-5 • Hardcover


A ground-breaking study of Virginia Woolf's writing life: Briggs examines Woolf's inspirations, her habits, her ambitions, and the genesis and process behind each of her major novels.

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