The Common Reader, by Virginia Woolf

  • A collection of essays by the pioneering, always innovative Virginia Woolf. The overarching theme here - that reading should, first and foremost, be for pleasure – is outlined through a series of commentaries on Jane Austen, George Eliot, Daniel Defoe, Dorothy Osborne, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Hardy, as well as on the act of reading itself. A joyful collection, full of passion and a love for books and literature.