"Where are we to begin? How are we to bring order into this multitudinous chaos and so get the deepest and widest pleasure from what we read?"
Published for the first time as a standalone volume, Virginia Woolf's short, impassioned essay, How Should One Read a Book? celebrates the enduring importance of great literature. In this timeless manifesto on the written word, rediscover the joy of reading and the power of a good book to change the world.
One of the most significant modernist writers of the 20th Century, Virginia Woolf and her visionary essays are as relevant today as they were nearly one hundred years ago.
Features a new introduction by Sheila Heti.
About the Author
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is regarded as one of the most important modernist writers of the 20th Century. Best known for her novels, including Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), Orlando (1928), and The Waves (1931), Woolf was also a prolific and engaging essayist.
"This is the perfect gift for a booklover in your life." The Washington Post
"Novelist Sheila Heti meditates on Virginia Woolf's powerful essay on the relationships between readers, reading and writers." - Shelf Awareness
"A slim, essay-length book celebrates the connection between writer and reader. A thoughtful, modest essay by the prolific British author." Kirkus Reviews