The Waves, published in 1931, is a novel by Virginia Woolf that follows the lives of six friends from childhood to old age. The novel is divided into nine sections, each of which represents a different time of day and a different stage of life. Through the use of interior monologues, Woolf explores the characters’ inner lives and the ways in which their identities are shaped by their relationships with one another. The Waves is considered one of Woolf’s most experimental and poetic works and is often cited as an example of her stream-of-consciousness style. 

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