Virginia Woolf on Dostoevsky

Excerpted from The Common Reader, 1925, accessed here via Project Gutenberg THE RUSSIAN POINT OF VIEW   Doubtful as we frequently are whether either the French or the Americans, who have so much in common with us, can yet understand English literature, we must admit graver doubts whether, for all their enthusiasm, the English can…

Virginia Woolf on George Eliot

Excerpted from The Common Reader, 1925, accessed here via Project Gutenberg GEORGE ELIOT   To read George Eliot attentively is to become aware how little one knows about her. It is also to become aware of the credulity, not very creditable to one’s insight, with which, half consciously and partly maliciously, one had accepted the…