The Definitive Edition.
Regarded by many as Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, 'The Waves', partially written in order to exorcise her private ghosts, traces the lives of a group of six people.
The characters are almost imperceptibly revealed through the kaleidoscopic accumulation of their reflections on themselves and each other. The seventh character in the novel, the central yet absent Percival, represents Virginia Woolf's brother Thoby, who died in 1906.
This definitive edition contains the original Hogarth Press text as overseen by the author, and a list of textual variants that appeared during her lifetime.