The Widow and the Parrot

The Widow and the Parrot



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152967833
Publisher: Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/1988
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.61(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Virginia Woolf (1882¿1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels. Her best-known books include the novels Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando, and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own.

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1882

Date of Death:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

Sussex, England


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VivienneR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Widow and the Parrot was written by Virginia Woolf for her young nephews, Quentin and Julian Bell, who produced a daily family newspaper - and who were not impressed and considered rejecting their famous aunt's submission. The boys expected a witty, lighthearted story typical of Woolf's conversation, but instead got a Victorian "improving story" with a moral. Thankfully the story was discovered 60 years later and published with an afterword by nephew Quentin, who relates the history. He said as a child he tried to read his aunt's famous book Kew Gardens but failed to finish it. He found The Widow and the Parrot to be even worse! Fortunately he became more appreciative as an adult. The author's grand-nephew Julian Bell, an artist, has beautifully illustrated the book.