The Waves is a novel by Virginia Woolf that was first published in 1931. Read a plot summary, important quotes, and an in-depth analysis of Bernard.


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See a complete list of the characters in The Waves and in-depth analyses of Bernard, Jinny, Louis, Neville, Rhoda, and Susan.

Literary Devices

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Further Study

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