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Who is Virginia Woolf? today's Google Doodle


Google Doodle, the search giant on Friday celebrated the 136th birth anniversary of Virginia Woolf, one of the much-loved author. Woolf was born in an affluent household in Kensington, London, on January 25, 1882.

Who is Virginia Woolf? today's Google Doodle

Woolf was born to the historian and critic Sir Leslie Stephen and the celebrated beauty Julia Stephen.

She was considered as one of the major icons of the feminist movement in the 1970s.

Woolf's first piece was published in December 1904. She started writing for the Times Literary Supplement from the following year.

Some of the best-known works of Woolf- Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929).

Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life. Woolf took her own life by drowning herself into the River Ouse near her home in 1941 at the age of 59.

Her last novel was Between the Acts. She left a suicide note for her husband, and her body was found three weeks later. Virginia Woolf undoubtedly left a significant mark on the literary world.

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