Year: 1988 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, (1988). p.125-131 SIEC No: 19910556

This article describes the life of writer, Virginia Woolf, & her suicide in 1941. The author details her childhood – including sexual abuse by her step-brother – her adolescence, her breakdowns & suicide attempts, her literary career, & her marriage to Leonard Woolf. The author concludes by analyzing her psychological state, asserting she had recurrent mental breakdowns, possibly suffered from manic-depressive psychosis. (VM)