Vanessa Bell portrait of Leonard Woolf, 1940

Vanessa Bell portrait of Leonard Woolf, 1940

Leonard Woolf

Born in London in 1880, Leonard Woolf was a writer, editor and journalist, active in the Labour Party and Fabian Society, with a strong commitment to peace and social justice. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. He and Virginia Stephen married in 1912. His 5-volume autobiography is still a gripping account of British intellectual life and politics in the first half of the twentieth century. Leonard Woolf died in 1969 at Monk’s House.

Selected works by Leonard Woolf

International Government (1916)
The Future of Constantinople (1917)
Co-operation and the Future of Industry (1918)
Empire and Commerce in Africa: A Study in Economic Imperialism (1919)
Socialism and Co-operation (1921)
Fear and Politics: A Debate at the Zoo (1925)
After the Deluge: A Study of Communal Psychology, 2 vols. (1931-39)
The War for Peace (1940)

Autobiography

Sowing: An Autobiography of the Years 1880-1904 (1960)
Growing: An Autobiography of the Years 1904-1911 (1961)
Beginning Again: An Autobiography of the Years 1911-1918 (1964)
Downhill All the Way: An Autobiography of the Years 1919-1939 (1967)
The Journey not the Arrival Matters: An Autobiography of the Years 1939-1969 (1969)

Further information: http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/leonard-woolf