Virginia Woolf (London, 1882-1941) is one of the most influential writers of literary modernism of the twentieth century. Her novels, extraordinary in their originality and genius, reflect the psychology of Sigmund Freud. Her use of interior monologue for the characters is considered very innovative in the modern novel. Some of her best known works are: Night and Day (1919), Jacob's Room (1922) and The Waves (1931). A sufferer of Bipolar Disorder, she committed suicide in 1941.