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"Woolfs goal is not merely freedom and equality for race and sex and people, it is human civilization, a civilization which must be better, sounder, and surer than we know." – The New York Times

 Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a classic whose message resonates loudly in our contemporary global situation.

 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 annotated Woolf series, is professor of English at Pace University in New York City and editor of the Woolf Studies Annual.

Jane Marcus is Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY-Graduate Center and City College of New York. She is the author of Virginia Woolf and the Languages of Patriarchy; Art and Anger: Reading Like a Woman; The Young Rebecca West; and, most recently, Hearts of Darkness: White Women Write Race.

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The author received three separate requests for a gift of one guinea-one for a womens college building fund, one for a society promoting the employment of professional women, and one to help prevent war and “protect culture, and intellectual liberty.” This book is a threefold answer to these requests-and a statement of feminine purpose.

Synopsis:

Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a classic whose message resonates loudly in our contemporary global situation.

Annotated and with an introduction by Jane Marcus

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

CONTENTS

Preface: Virginia Woolfand#160;

Chronologyand#160;

Introductionand#160;

Three Guineasand#160;

Notes to Three Guineasand#160;and#160;

Appendix: Excerpts from theand#160;and#160;

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Suggestions for Further Reading:and#160;

Virginia Woolf

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Three Guineas

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156031639
Editor:
Hussey, Mark
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Introduction by:
Marcus, Jane
Introduction:
Marcus, Jane
Editor:
Hussey, Mark
Author:
Hussey, Mark
Author:
Marcus, Jane
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
War
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
POL034000
Subject:
Women -- England -- Social conditions.
Subject:
War -- Prevention.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Five black-and-white photographs
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.7 lb

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The author received three separate requests for a gift of one guinea-one for a womens college building fund, one for a society promoting the employment of professional women, and one to help prevent war and “protect culture, and intellectual liberty.” This book is a threefold answer to these requests-and a statement of feminine purpose.

"Synopsis" by ,
Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a classic whose message resonates loudly in our contemporary global situation.

Annotated and with an introduction by Jane Marcus

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