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WOOLF, Virginia | The Voyage Out ,


London : Duckworth 1920

First edition thus. (with George H. Doran imprint on copyright page) [Kirkpatrick A1c; this is the first English edition to be published with the revisions made to the first American edition, which was published in 1920, in New York, by Doran]. 8vo (20cm). (376)pp. Original sage-green cloth; ruled and lettered in black; even sunning to spine; a bit of wear at top and tail of spine; endpapers a little tanned; text block bright and clean; owner’s signature on front free endpaper; a very good copy.

Virginia Woolf’s first book, a novel about a young woman’s journey of self-discovery set against the backdrop of a South American ocean voyage. This novel, which E. M. Forster praised as “absolutely unafraid,” also introduces readers to Clarissa Dalloway. First English edition published in 1915, underwent major revisions for publication in the USA in 1920, and this is the first English edition featuring the American revisions.

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