"The Mark on the Wall" is a story written by Virginia Woolf, and the first story of the writer which was published. Its style has been considered as the most exquisite example of the introspective writing, and today critics regard Woolf as one of the seminal writers of this genre in literature.
For context, "The Mark on the Wall" was first published in 1917, and Virginia Woolf’s path to glory started as her stream-of-consciousness novels gained recognition. Later the story was published in the collection of stories “Two Stories” written by Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard Woolf. In 1921 it became a part of a new collection “Monday and Tuesday” published in New York.