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A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Based on two lectures given at Cambridge colleges and first published by the Hogarth Press in 1929, A Room of One's Own is an extended essay about the predicament of female writers and a stirring call for autonomy and recognition.

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ISBN 9781847497888
Published 3 June 2019 by Alma Books Ltd
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Author(s) By Woolf, Virginia
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ISBN-13 9781847497888
ISBN-10 1847497888
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 3 June 2019
International Publication Date 21 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Woolf, Virginia
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women - Social conditions - Great Britain, Women and literature - Great Britain
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 305.420941
Catalogue Code 996892

Description of this Book

Based on two lectures given at Cambridge colleges and first published by the Hogarth Press in 1929, A Room of One's Own is an extended essay about the predicament of female writers and a stirring call for autonomy and recognition. As well as settling scores with reactionary critics and laying the foundations of a history of women's literature, the text is also a triumph of imagination, with a celebrated passage envisaging the fate of a fictional sister of Shakespeare's. A seminal, widely studied feminist polemic that touches on both literature and politics, A Room of One's Own is essential reading for those wishing to understand the progress that has been made in women's rights and the struggles that still lie ahead. This edition also includes the 1938 essay Three Guineas, which reprises similar ideas in the context of the looming threat of war.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review She was doing with language something like what Jimi Hendrix does with a guitar. -- Michael Cunningham
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

The most famous member of the Bloomsbury Group, Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a novelist, essayist and critic. Her writing established her as one of Modernism's leading exponents, as well as a pioneering feminist. Her most famous works include To the Lighthouse, Orlando and Mrs Dalloway.

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