Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was a celebrated novelist, critic, and essayist. The excerpt in these pages is taken from Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches, the first edition of her recently discovered 1909 sketchbook, which is being published on July 15 by Hesperus Press. (July 2003)


At Lady Ottoline’s

The following sketch is one of the pieces included in a recently discovered notebook of Virginia Woolf’s, dated 1909. The notebook will be published for the first time this summer by Hesperus Press in a book entitled Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches, edited by David Bradshaw. “A Modern Salon” was …