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A Room of One's Own (HBJ Modern Classic)

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Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society

 

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and 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. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, she takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without. Her message is a simple one: women must have a fixed income and a room of their own in order to have the freedom to create.

 

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1929, A Room of One's Own eloquently states Woolf's conviction that in order to create works of genius, women must be freed from financial obligations and social restrictions.

Synopsis:

Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and ones own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon.

About the Author

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151787333
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Woolf, virginia, 1882-1941
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Women authors -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Women and literature -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Woolf, Virginia
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
HBJ Modern Classic
Series Volume:
1000A, 1961
Publication Date:
19891227
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.56 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 128 pages Harcourt - English 9780151787333 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1929, A Room of One's Own eloquently states Woolf's conviction that in order to create works of genius, women must be freed from financial obligations and social restrictions.

"Synopsis" by ,
Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and ones own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon.

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