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A Room of One's Own

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Publisher Comments:

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:
9780156787338
Foreword:
Gordon, Mary
Author:
Gordon, Mary
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Location:
S.l.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
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 Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Harvest/HBJ
Series Volume:
8388
Publication Date:
19891231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.28 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 128 pages Harcourt - English 9780156787338 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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