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A Room of One's Own

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Harcourt is proud to introduce new annotated editions of three Virginia Woolf classics, ideal for the college classroom and beyond. For the first time, students reading these books will have the resources at hand to help them understand the text as well as the reasons and methods behind Woolf's writing. We've commissioned the best-known Woolf scholars in the field to provide invaluable introductions, editing, critical analysis, and suggestions for further reading. These much-awaited volumes are the first of many annotated Woolf editions Harcourt plans on publishing in the coming years.

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create.

Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar.

Synopsis:

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create.

Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar

About the Author

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941), one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century, transformed the art of the novel. The author of numerous novels, collections of letters, journals, and short stories, she was an admired literary critic and a master of the essay form.

MARK HUSSEY, general editor of Harcourt's new annotated Woolf series, is professor of English and women's and gender studies, and editor of the Woolf Studies Annual, at Pace University. He lives in Upper Nyack, New York.

Table of Contents

Preface: Virginia Woolf ix
Chronology xix
Introduction xxxv
A Room of One's Own 1
Notes to A Room of One's Own 113
Suggestions for Further Reading: Virginia Woolf 143
Suggestions for Further Reading: A Room of One's Own 147

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156030410
Editor:
Hussey, Mark
Introduction:
Gubar, Susan
Introduction by:
Gubar, Susan
Introduction:
Gubar, Susan
Editor:
Hussey, Mark
Author:
Gubar, Susan
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Author:
Hussey, Mark
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Authorship -- Sex differences.
Subject:
Women and literature -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.52 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create.

Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar

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