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January 25: Virginia Woolf (1882)

It was on this date, January 25, 1882, that British novelist Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London. She was the daughter of Julia Jackson Duckworth, a member of the Duckworth publishing family, and Sir Leslie Stephen, the literary critic and founder of the Dictionary of National Biography. Virginia gave little thought to religion, generally: “I like the Roman Catholic religion,” she wrote. “I say it is an attempt at art.” …

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Originally published January 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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