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A Room of One's Own - Penguin Pocket Hardbacks (Hardback)
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A Room of One's Own - Penguin Pocket Hardbacks (Hardback)

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Published: 06/11/2014
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Marshalling wit and sharp political insight to deliver a passionate polemic calling for women’s intellectual and financial independence, Woolf’s seminal 1929 essay remains one of the twentieth century’s most influential pieces of feminist literature.

'But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction - what has that got to do with a room of one's own?'

A Room of One's Own grew out of a lecture that Virginia Woolf had been invited to give at Girton College, Cambridge in 1928 and became a landmark work of feminist thought.

Covering everything from why a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write, to authors such as Jane Austen, Aphra Behn and the Bronte sisters, and the tragic story of Shakespeare's fictional sister Judith, it remains a passionate assertion for female creativity and independence in a world dominated by men.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141395920
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 174 x 113 x 19 mm

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The cover quote of this book/essay sums up beautifully the aim and conclusion of this thoughtful review and assessment of women, their creative potential and their ability to fulfill it. Woolf states that @a woman... More

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“A classic of women and writing”

This is a well known book written up from an essay that Woolf wrote for the benefit of “girls”, based on some lectures she gave at women’s colleges in Cambridge. Using experiences of life for female students in such... More

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“Women in literature”

An intriguing insight into the view of a female author early last century as to the position and status of her gender in literature throughout time, this, at a juncture when women were struggling for a much more... More

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