A party of English people are aboard the Euphrosyne, bound for South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, a young girl, innocent and wholly ignorant of the world of politics and society, books, sex, love and marriage. She is a free spirit half-caught, momentarily and passionately, by Terence Hewet, an aspiring writer who she meets in Santa Marina. But their engagement is to end abruptly, and tragically. Virginia Woolf´s first novel, published in 1915, is a haunting exploration of a young woman´s mind, signalling the beginning of her fascination with capturing the mysteries and complexities of the inner life.
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