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Virginia Adeline Woolf was born on January 25, 1882 to a family of well-connected and bookish family in the upper stratus of London society. The house she grew up in, 22 Hyde Park Gate in Kensington, was filled to the brim with important players in the literary world and she had a library stuffed with books to read whenever she wanted. She showed talent for the written word ever since she was young, publishing a family newspaper at the age of nine called the Hyde Park Gate News. She used it as a creative outlet, having a tendency to get revenge on the siblings that teased her by writing about them. Her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, was born in 1832. He was a prominent founder of the Bloomsbury Group, the society that Virginia Woolf eventually joined also. Woolf’s mother, Julia Jackson, was born in 1846. She was a remarkably beautiful woman and used by artists and photographers as a model. Both of Virginia’s parents had been previously married and widowed before their marriage to each other. Leslie Stephen had been married to the oldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, the author of Vanity Fair . Each had children from their earlier marriage and there were a total of eight children in the Stephen’s house in London. Many things happened in Virginia’s early life that could have been a contributing factor
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Savoie during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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