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THE LETTERS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, VOLUME II: 1912-1922

Edited by NIGEL NICOLSON and JOANNE TRAUTMANN 627 pages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. $14.95.

Between 1912 and 1922, Virginia Woolf wrote two novels, Night and Day and Jacob's Room, which secured her reputation, and revised a third, The Voyage Out. Almost weekly she reviewed for the Times Literary Supplement, composing superb little essays. She married Leonard Woolf ("Precious Mongoose" in her letters) and with him founded the Hogarth Press, for which she functioned as chief talent scout and reader of manuscripts as well as typesetter (on the...

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