The Waves by Virginia Woolf
1960 (Ninth Impression), Hardcover
The Waves, Virginia Woolf's sixth novel, was first published in 1931. It is the most original and the most profound of all her books. It has been widely recognized as a masterpiece. 'The Waves,' wrote Mr Stephen Spender, 'which seems to me Virginia Woolf's greatest achievement, is one of those novels of our time which has gained in strength since the day - nearly twenty years ago - when it was first published.'
'In The Waves,' wrote Professor Bernard Blackstone, 'Virginia Woolf carries her mastery, both in thought and technique, to its ultimate point.... She has achieved a new mode of communication. And what is communicated is not action, or sayings, or thoughts even, but pure being: the hidden life'.