Which classic book should I read first?

Virginia Woolf - Which Book To Read First?

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  • Hello dear Virginia Woolf fans!

    I haven't read any of this author's books yet, but I think the time is right!

    But which book do I start with? Or does it matter which book you read first? What do you all mean?

    Love from,
    reading leash


    Walter Moers - The city of dreaming books

  • So, I have now ordered Mrs. Dalloway - inspired by the nickname of "our" Mrs. Dalloway. : smile:

    If someone has a better suggestion for their first book - bring it on. My SUB can also take two Virginia Woolf books.


    Walter Moers - The city of dreaming books

  • hm, i can't really add anything, but i tried this book twice & both times put it away very quickly because i just couldn't find it.

  • I can't really advise you either, I've only read two books by Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway" has been on my suB for a few months.
    I read "Orlando", which I didn't like at all, and "Zum Leuchtturm", which is one of my favorite books.

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  • leseliese: You certainly didn't go wrong with Mrs. Dalloway as a starting point. That was also (after a few stories) my first Woolf novel and I liked it straight away.

  • Oh well, I'll just try "Mrs. Dalloway" then. Thanks. : smile:


    Walter Moers - The city of dreaming books

  • I think everything about her is equally good. My favorite book is "The Waves".
    But their kind is not for everyone.

    Best regards,

    Weratundrina

    Help me, help me ~ Won't someone set me free? ~ There's no right side of the bed ~ With a body like mine and a mind like mine

    ~ IDLES ~

  • Well, I have now reached Mrs Dalloway's page 50 ... I am not sure yet whether that was the first book by VW that was so clever ... it has definitely not yet reached me. It is so full of emotions and so far quite sad ... maybe also wrong to read it in this dark time of year.

    Well, maybe it will be different. I'm not giving up yet!


    Walter Moers - The city of dreaming books


  • Well, I have now reached Mrs Dalloway's page 50 ... I am not sure yet whether that was the first book by VW that was so clever ... it has definitely not yet reached me. It is so full of emotions and so far quite sad ... maybe wrong to read it in this dark time of year.

    Well, maybe it will be different. I'm not giving up yet!

    Hello reading girl,

    I can understand your objection well. But it applies to many of Woolf's books. If you want to approach the author without being exposed to (stronger) emotional stressful moments, I would recommend the brilliant dog biography FLUSH. She gives you a good approach to Woolf, and sometimes very tenderly, cheerful and loving. I really enjoyed reading the book.

    Greetings, mohan

  • A dog biography ??? Indeed? I have to look online first - but it sounds very interesting! Thank you for the tip!

    Really, Virginia Woolf is often this melancholy and heavy? And yet she is so revered? Hmmm ... Somehow I have to think about the depressed author while reading and that she went into the water ... Not so great for my psyche, I think.


    Walter Moers - The city of dreaming books

  • On New Year's Eve I've read through Mrs Dalloway - no, that wasn't my thing. Too psycho, too depressed and what does the book tell me? Plus, as I read it, I thought more about Virginia Woolf than about the protagonists.

    I don't think the time was right for Virginia ...

    And the dog biography won't make it into my house either.


    Walter Moers - The city of dreaming books

  • I started reading and loving them when I was 15/16. How old are you?
    Or maybe it is just no longer suitable for the modern young person of today.

    Best regards,

    Weratundrina

    Help me, help me ~ Won't someone set me free? ~ There's no right side of the bed ~ With a body like mine and a mind like mine

    ~ IDLES ~

  • I'm 36 ...


    Walter Moers - The city of dreaming books


  • I'm a young hopper at 35 ...

    Best regards,

    Weratundrina

    Help me, help me ~ Won't someone set me free? ~ There's no right side of the bed ~ With a body like mine and a mind like mine

    ~ IDLES ~

  • Too psycho, too depressed and what does the book tell me?

    If you mean the classic homework from German class: Why should the book want to say something to you (or whoever)? We are not with the pastor in religion class ...