On this day in 1931 Virginia Woolf's "The Waves" was published. She was just forty-nine and she would live and write for another decade, but this was the last of her major works. Many also say it is the best, and when Leonard Woolf put a memorial plaque in the garden of their home he chose from among its last lines:

"Death is the enemy. Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!' The waves broke on the shore."
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