The novels of Virginia Woolf, her treatment of character, of narrative sequence, of moral values and of form -- and within these categories, her development from uncertain, experimental beginnings to maturity and genius as a writer. This critical appraisal of her work is intelligent, extensive, sympathetic, but the copious quotations from the author herself suggest that what one should learn of Virginia Woolf is to be found by reading her own books. This may serve as a guide in that direction. The market? The selected literary minority already enthusiastic admirers.