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Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher and critic. She is recognised as one of the most important Modernist and feminist figures in the 20th century. Woolf was a prolific writer who explored many different forms of writing and often used new techniques such as stream of consciousness. Some of her notable works were Mrs Dalloway, 

To the Lighthouse, The Voyage Out, Jacob’s Room, Orlando, The Waves and A Room of One’s Own. 

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Francois-Marie Arouet (1694-1778) – under the pen name of Voltaire – was a French writer, philosopher, satirist and playwright. Some of his notable works were his tragic play, Zaïre, the historical study, The Age of Louis XIV, and the satirical novella, Candide. He wrote in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works as well as writing more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. 

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