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An try to draw jointly the real info of Woolf's operating existence in one quantity, permitting the reader to track her improvement as novelist, feminist and literary journalist opposed to the history of the age.

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HoGARTH PREss: K. Mansfield, Prelude. 27-9 August 4 (Sun) Buys books by Charles Leconte de Lisle (probably his French translations of classical Greek authors). 7 Reads K. '" Turns with relief to Byron; admires the 'elastic shape' of Don Juan (D, 7-8 Aug). 8 'Rupert Brooke', review of The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke, with a Memoir, in TLS. 15 'A Practical Utopia', review of Oliver Onions' The New Moon, in TLS. 17 D. Carrington visits for the weekend. VW finishes Sophocles' Electra: 'The heroic woman is much the same in Greece & England.

1915 EvENTS AND LETTERS. First Zeppelin attack on London; R. Brooke dies. A. Einstein publishes General Theory of Relativity; R. Brooke, 1914 and Other Poems; J. Conrad, Victory; Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier; D. H. Lawrence, The Rainbow; S. Maugham, Of Human Bondage; G. Stein, Tender Buttons; VW, The Voyage Out. January 1 (Fri) VW begins to keep a diary. Early this month, reads LS' s 'Cardinal Manning'; is enthusiastic and commands him to complete 'a whole series' (to LS; he is already at work on 'Florence Nightingale', essays on Dr Arnold and General Gordon follow, and in 1918 the four are published as Eminent Victorians).

3 With LW attends inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic. (Mid-month) Every morning writes 500 words of VO and has five chapters left (to V. Dickinson, 22 May). Exchanges visits with D. MacCarthy, 0. Morrell, EMF, H. 0. Meredith, and Norwegian novelist Johan Bojer, among others. 29 Agrees to marry LW. June 4 (Tues) Feels VO is 'just upon finished' (to V. Dickinson, but see 21 Dec); spends the rest of June and July introducing LW to her family and friends, and meeting his family. August (Sat) Leonard Woolf and Virginia Stephen marry at St Pancras Registry Office; both have finished writing their first novels, The Village in the Jungle and VO (although VW will make extensive revisions to hers).

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