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Virginia Woolf

Name at birth: Adeline Virginia StephenVirginia Woolf is remembered as both a feminist and a modernist whose novels often ignored traditional plots to follow the inner lives and musings of her…

Woolf, Virginia (Stephen)

(Encyclopedia) Woolf, Virginia (Stephen), 1882–1941, English novelist and essayist; daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen . A successful innovator in the form of the novel, she is…


(Encyclopedia) Virginia, Confederate name for the ironclad Merrimack. See Monitor and Merrimack .


(Encyclopedia) Virginia, in Roman legend, daughter of the centurion Virginius. Her father stabbed her to save her from the lust of Appius Claudius Crassus, decemvir. This…

Virginia Overview

(Encyclopedia) Virginia, state of the S Middle-Atlantic United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), North Carolina and Tennessee (S), Kentucky and West Virginia (W), and…


(Encyclopedia) Virginia, city (1990 pop. 9,410), St. Louis co., NE Minn., on the Mesabi range; inc. 1892. In addition to its iron mines—both open-pit and underground—the city has…

Virginia Tech

(Encyclopedia) Virginia Tech: see Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.