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Virginia Woolf Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Mark on the Wall (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kew Gardens (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Society (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady in the Looking Glass (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widow and the Parrot (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nurse Lugton's Curtain (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Freshwater (With: Edward Gorey) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Mark On The Wall & Other Short Fiction (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Stories (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monday or Tuesday (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Dalloway's Party (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Shorter Fiction (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Short Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Virginia Woolf Diaries and Journals Books

A Writer's Diary (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume One (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Two (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Three (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Four (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Five (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Moment's Liberty (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passionate Apprentice (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travels With Virginia Woolf (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Essays

The Common Reader (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Not Knowing Greek (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Room of One's Own (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Being Ill (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The London Scene (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Common Reader: Second Series (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Guineas (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reviewing (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moment And Other Essays (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Granite and Rainbow (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contemporary Writers (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walter Sickert (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books & Portraits (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women and Writing (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Letter to a Young Poet (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collected Essays Books

The Essays, Vol. 1 (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essays, Vol. 2 (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essays, Vol. 3 (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essays, Vol. 4 (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essays, Vol. 5 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essays, Vol. 6 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Street Haunting (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Letters of Virginia Woolf Books

The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 1 (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 2 (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 3 (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 4 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 5 (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 6 (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paper Darts (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Flush (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roger Fry: A Biography (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moments of Being (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Letters (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Platform of Time (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Anthologies

San Francisco Stories (By: John Miller) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Los Angeles Stories (By: John Miller) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question (With: William Shakespeare,Ambrose Bierce,Leo Tolstoy,Graham Greene,Langston Hughes,Emily Dickinson,John Donne,Plato,Jorge Luis Borges,Gustave Flaubert,Robert Coles,Walker Percy,Albert Camus,Cynthia Ozick,William Styron,Dorothy Parker,Sylvia Plath,Primo Levi,Phillip Lopate,John Miller,Genevieve Anderson,Alfred Alvarez,Howard Kushner,Émile Durkheim) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Orleans Stories (By: John Miller,Genevieve Anderson) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicago Stories (By: Stuart Dybek,John Miller) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southwest Stories (By: D.H. Lawrence,Alison Moore,Barry Gifford,Sandra Cisneros,Larry McMurtry,Sam Shepard,Leslie Marmon Silko,C.G. Jung,John Miller,Georgia O'Keefe) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florida Stories (By: Dave Barry,Elmore Leonard,Ernest Hemingway,John D. MacDonald,Damon Runyon,Isaac Bashevis Singer,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Stephen Crane,Zora Neale Hurston,Elizabeth Bishop,Tennessee Williams,Alison Lurie,Wallace Stevens,John Sayles,John James Audubon,Joy Williams,Joan Didion,John Miller,KirstenMiller,William Bartram) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust: Lascivious Love Stories and Passionate Poems (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaska Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
San Francisco Thrillers (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cape Cod Stories (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
OOB: Anthology series. The author will have written at least one story in this series.

Publication Order of Anton Chekhov Plays

with Sarah Ruhl, Anton Chekhov
On The Harmful Effects Of Tobacco (By: Patrick Couratin,Anton Chekhov) (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ivanov (By: Anton Chekhov) (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bear (By: Anton Chekhov) (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wedding (By: Anton Chekhov) (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Marriage Proposal / The Proposal (By: Barrett H. Clark,Anton Chekhov,Hilmar Robert Baukhage) (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anniversary (By: Anton Chekhov) (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncle Vanya (By: Marian Fell,Anton Chekhov) (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seagull (By: Anton Chekhov) (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Sisters (By: Anton Chekhov) (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cherry Orchard (By: Anton Chekhov) (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Country Scandal (Platonov) (By: Anton Chekhov,Alex Szogyi) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
On The High Road (By: Anton Chekhov) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chekhov's Three Sisters & Woolf's Orlando (With: Sarah Ruhl,Anton Chekhov) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vanya (By: Anton Chekhov) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Edward Gorey Short Stories/Novellas

Freshwater (With: Edward Gorey) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unstrung Harp (By: Edward Gorey) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Listing Attic (By: Edward Gorey) (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gorey Alphabet (By: Edward Gorey) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quake, Quake, Quake (By: Edward Gorey,Paul Dehn) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scrap Irony (By: Edward Gorey) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll (By: Edward Gorey) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nursery Frieze (By: Edward Gorey) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King Who Saved Himself From Being Saved (By: Edward Gorey) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inanimate Tragedy (By: Edward Gorey) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pious Infant (By: Edward Gorey) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gilded Bat (By: Edward Gorey) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jumblies (By: Edward Gorey,Edward Lear) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dong with a Luminous Nose (By: Edward Gorey,Edward Lear) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 14th Dragon (By: Edward Gorey,James E. Seidelman,Grace Mintonye) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Epiplectic Bicycle (By: Edward Gorey) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fantod Pack (By: Edward Gorey) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chinese Obelisks (By: Edward Gorey) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deranged Cousins, or, Whatever (By: Edward Gorey) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Salt Herring (By: Edward Gorey) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Untitled Book (By: Edward Gorey) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lions and Lobsters and Foxes and Frogs (By: Edward Gorey,Ennis Rees) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abandoned Sock (By: Edward Gorey) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaves From a Mislaid Album (By: Edward Gorey) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Awdrey-Gore Legacy (By: Edward Gorey) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Category (By: Edward Gorey) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Limerick (By: Edward Gorey) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limericks (By: Edward Gorey,Betty Jane Wagner) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lavender Leotard; or, Going a Lot to the New York City Ballet (By: Edward Gorey) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rats of Rutland Grange (By: Edward Gorey) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glorious Nosebleed (By: Edward Gorey) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler; And, English Summer (By: Edward Gorey) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Spoke (By: Edward Gorey) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Les Passementeries Horribles (By: Edward Gorey) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loathsome Couple (By: Edward Gorey) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Beads (By: Edward Gorey) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorey Games (By: Edward Gorey) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorey Posters (By: Edward Gorey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing Cats (By: Edward Gorey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neglected Murderesses (By: Edward Gorey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Water Flowers (By: Edward Gorey) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Light Metres (By: Edward Gorey,Felicia Lamport) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorey Cats and Paper Dolls (By: Edward Gorey) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorey Stories (By: Edward Gorey) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prune People (By: Edward Gorey) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prune People II (By: Edward Gorey) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Les Échanges Malandreux (By: Edward Gorey) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Improvable Landscape (By: Edward Gorey) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raging Tide: Or, the Black Doll's Imbroglio (By: Edward Gorey) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Helpless Doorknob (By: Edward Gorey) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stupid Joke (By: Edward Gorey) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Q.R.V. / The Universal Solvent (By: Edward Gorey) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fraught Settee (By: Edward Gorey) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
La Balade Troublante (By: Edward Gorey) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Figbash Acrobate (By: Edward Gorey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Retrieved Locket (By: Edward Gorey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unknown Vegetable (By: Edward Gorey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cape Cod's Cockiest Crook, or, Con Man's Carnival (By: Edward Gorey,Robert Vickrey) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Tea-Cosy (By: Edward Gorey) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Just Dessert (By: Edward Gorey) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deadly Blotter (By: Edward Gorey) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Doll (By: Edward Gorey) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorey Creatures (By: Edward Gorey) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Messages, Cryptic Cards, Coded Conundrums, Anonymous Notes Book of Postcards (By: Edward Gorey) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willowdale Handcar or the Return of the Black Doll (By: Edward Gorey) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saint Melissa the Mottled (By: Edward Gorey) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel, the Automobilist, and Eighteen Others (By: Edward Gorey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always One Button Short (By: Edward Gorey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sarah Ruhl Plays

with Sarah Ruhl, Anton Chekhov
Late: a cowboy song (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clean House and Other Plays (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clean House (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Cell Phone (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Next Room (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion Play (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chekhov's Three Sisters & Woolf's Orlando (With: Sarah Ruhl,Anton Chekhov) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dear Elizabeth (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oldest Boy (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melancholy Play (By: Sarah Ruhl) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Identity And Self Respect(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Great Short Stories(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women and Fiction(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
A World of Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witches' Brew(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magical Realist Fiction(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Kind of Woman: Stories from the Left Bank and Beyond(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
40 Model Essays(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fathers: A Literary Anthology(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Change the World: From Pankhurst to Orwell(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the London Fog(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Virginia Woolf

Known for pioneering a stream of consciousness style, British novelist Virginia Woolf was truly a visionary during her lifetime. Creating a wholly different approach to narrative, she was extremely well regarded for her modernist take on the contemporary novel. Using the free-flowing stream of consciousness as her primary narrative device, she would take the story in a variety of different directions. It was a testament to her success and skill as an author that she’d never lose the reader, despite her experimental use of narrative.

Not only crafting her stories intricately with precision and care, but Woolf would also bring a whole range of different themes and ideas to her writing. Focusing on subjects such as feminism and what it meant to be a woman during her era, her work is still studied to this day. She would also take a progressive stance on a number of other subjects, such as sexuality, whilst evolving her views in other areas. Her views are still contested, as her writing would take on layers of meaning, giving her books an even greater level of depth.

Looking at society, she would comment on different values, moving things forwards in the process, along with developing literature as a whole. Writing both fiction and non-fiction, she really managed to set herself apart from other writers within her field at the time. Adapted for both the stage and screen, she’s gone on to become an iconic figure in her own right, with her name being synonymous with classic literature of the period. With her legacy still living on to this very day, her influence continues to gain respect from readers all around the world, as further readers and writers discover her stories.

Early and Personal Life

It was in 1882, on the 25th of January, that Adeline Virginia Stephen would be born at 22 Hyde Park in London, England. Her parents were the author Leslie Stephen and celebrated Englishwoman and model Julia (née Jackson), as she was raised surrounded by literature. Growing up, Virginia would provide plenty of insight into her upbringing and early years through her writing and many memoirs.

She would later live in Bloomsbury, becoming part of the well-known literary set there, as she would live in Gordon Square. A key figure, she would come to shape Avant-garde fiction for years to come, as they would come to found the Bloomsbury Group there, marrying her husband Leonard Woolf in 1912. Sadly taking her own life on the 28th of March in 1941 after struggling with bipolar disorder, her work continues to live on as a testament to her skills as a writer.

Writing Career

The first novel that Virginia Woolf would write was titled ‘The Voyage Out,’ which would come out in 1915. She would soon follow this up with the book ‘Night and Day’ in 1919 before proceeding to experiment more with form in her 1922 novel ‘Jacob’s Room.’ Over the next twenty years, she would go on to produce some of her best-known works to date, including ‘Mrs. Dalloway,’ ‘Orlando,’ and ‘The Years’ to name just a few.

There would also be a variety of short-story collections of her work too, with some of her work released posthumously. Writing countless essays and critiques too, her non-fiction work was vast and expansive as well, often writing on her own life. Remaining a popular figure in the public imagination, many continue to write about her life and who she was, including many films of her life and work.


First published in 1928 on the 11th of October, this would originally be brought out through the ‘Hogarth Press’ publishing label. It would be based on fellow writer Vita Sackville-West, with the character of Orlando essentially being her and the book itself being a love letter to her. For a long time, considered unfilmable due to its experimental nature and post-modern narrative, it would successfully be adapted for the screen in 1992 with Tilda Swinton in the lead role.

Running over three centuries in total, this book looks at the figure of Orlando, seeing him as a nobleman at the beginning waiting for the Queen in Elizabethan England. Experiencing great love, Orlando is in Constantinople as an ambassador and now a woman. Shifting not only in genders but tones and eras, Orlando becomes a conduit through which to gain a perspective on what it means to be a woman during the 18th and 19th centuries. Later a wife and a mother, Orlando looks to the future with hope for women, having witnessed the suffrage of women first-hand and an optimistic new horizon.

This book encompasses so much, with its narrative moving in so many directions, as Woolf keeps it perfectly under control at all times. It’s fairly weighty, but it’s definitely worth the effort, as it really rewards the reader with many ideas and concepts that remain fresh today. Taking a revolutionary look at sexuality for the time, it’s no wonder that this book has gone on to inspire many writers and readers from all far and wide.

Mrs. Dalloway

This would initially be released in 1925 on the 14th of May, as it was published through the ‘Hogarth Press’ publishing imprint as well. A well-known novel that looks at high society and the social conventions of the time, it would really make an impact on its publication. There’s a film of it too, with theater productions as well, along with a book that was inspired by it, using its original working title of ‘The Hours’ and published in 1998.

This story looks at a single day in the life of Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway as she sets about her dealing with her life. Starting out, it sees her planning a party, planning the many last-minute details, and coping with the many pressures of it all. In her head, she is much more than just a party hostess as she prepares the house while remembering times long past. Looking at the many choices that brought her there, she looks ahead to the future, considering her own life and getting older.

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