Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer. She is widely hailed as being among the most influential modernist authors of the 20th century and a pioneer of stream of consciousness narration. She suffered numerous nervous breakdowns during her life primarily as a result of the deaths of family members, and it is now believed that she may have suffered from bipolar disorder. In 1941, Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse at Lewes, aged 59. She produced a large corpus of work during her lifetime including novels, short stories, essays and more. She also wrote a large number of biographies concerning prominent writers and artists of her time, including this fascinating biography of English painter and critic Roger Eliot Fry (1866–1934). A member of the famous Bloomsbury Group, he is credited with being the first figure to publicly advocate for modern art in Britain and coined the term “Post-Impressionism”. His works are currently exhibited in Tate Britain, the Ashmolean Museum, Leeds Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Somerville College, Manchester Art Gallery, and the Courtauld Gallery. Other notable works by this author include: “To the Lighthouse” (1927), “Orlando” (1928), and “A Room of One’s Own” (1929). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly republishing this classic biography now complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.