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A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own
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Collecting two book-length essays, "A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas" is Virginia Woolf's most powerful feminist writing, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes... show more
Collecting two book-length essays, "A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas" is Virginia Woolf's most powerful feminist writing, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Michele Barrett. "A Room of One's Own", based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. "Three Guineas" was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's fiery spirit and sophisticated wit, and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of "The Bloomsbury Group". This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from "Mrs Dalloway" (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel "The Waves" (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive "Orlando" (1928) and "A Room of One's Own" (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed "A Room of One's Own", you might like Woolf's "Orlando", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century". (Hermione Lee, "Financial Times").
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141183534 (0141183535)
Pages no: 111
Edition language: English
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Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
3.0 [REVIEW] A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
My first Virginia Woolf. It was very interesting. That first half though? Good grief. It was a rambling, meandering mess. I fell asleep three times trying to get through it.The middle portion of the book is excellent. Some of her views sadly still apply today. How women are considered inferior, how ...
Welcome!
Welcome! rated it
2.5 A Room of One's Own
I finished this book. That is just about all I can say for it. It was tedious and confusing and really just a bunch of Woolf bathering on about things I really wasn't interested in.
It's a Books World
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5.0 Review: A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
Summary: A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact em...
trickytanya
trickytanya rated it
There are a couple of gems in the book, and I should like it, I do like VW, but reading “A Room of One's Own” felt like getting lost somewhere, and reaching the destination after walking round and round in circles for way too long. I might be too cruel, and it might be my disappointment speaking, bu...
Vigdis
Vigdis rated it
Woolf, ass. Skulle likt å høre henne da hun fremførte dette.
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