Being able to download Virginia Woolf novels to Apple’s sleek little iPod means we can now carry her words with us anywhere we go. Because so far, I haven’t found a pocket that the gizmo — stocked with Woolf novels — doesn’t fit in.
Here’s my story. I bought an IPod touch a few weeks ago. Since then, I have spent way too much time searching for and downloading fun, interesting and useful iPod Apps.
I won’t bore you Woolfians with my love for the AP Stylebook App that set me back $29 but is worth every penny. Nor will I discuss the free Italian lessons I’m taking on my iPod or the Rachel Maddow shows I’m watching or the multiple Twitter accounts I’m following via TweetDeck.
But I will gladly tell you about the Apps I found that are related to Virginia:
- The Virginia Woolf Collection – Nine of Woolf’s novels. Cost: $2.99
- “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Study Guide and Quiz. Cost: 99 cents
- Three versions of Night and Day at a cost of 99 cents each
- Mrs. Dalloway. Cost: $17.99
- Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers. Cost: $9.99
- Orlando Study Guide and Quiz. Cost: 99 cents
- To the Lighthouse Study Guide and Quiz. Cost: 99 cents
The best news is that if you want to get Woolf novels for free, and you have an iPod touch or an iPhone, you can. Here’s how:
- Download the free Kindle App for the iPod touch and the iPhone from the App Store.
- Visit Amazon.com’s Kindle store. Search for Virginia Wolf. Sort your search by price so you can easily spot the free downloads.
- Download The Voyage Out, Jacob’s Room and Night and Day for free.
- Relax in the knowledge that no matter where you travel, you can always have Virginia in your pocket.
More of Woolf’s published work is available as Kindle e-books for under $2, including Monday and Tuesday and The Early Works of Virginia Woolf.