She lived in a literary and cultured environment since her childhood. Her father had been a prestigeous critic, so Virginia Woolf entered naturally in literature. She was in a good economic position so she could write for her own pleasure, to give exit to her sensibility and creative talent. She joined a group of intellectual in London and formed the Bloomsbury group. She married one of them, Leonard Woolf, and together created an editorial which published the best literature of that time, including some of their own novels.
As Joyce, Virginia Woolf is one clear exponent of the "stream of conciousness", used to explore the human soul and the time efects in it. Her prose is a beautiful poetry in the shape of novels.
With Jacob's room (1922), she entered in her creative height, with sad because of the fast past of time in humans. Her principal productions are four novels: Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), The Waves (1931) and "Entre los Actos", published after her death in 1941. In all these ones, her style is the same. They haven't any argument. Actions are the moments or impressions in the minds of several characters, always contrasted with the pass of the time.
She also wrote some essays plenty of sensibility about literary critic and the paper of the woman in cultural and literary world.
Some personal diaries with living impressions and great humanity were published too.
She killed herself in 1941.