A Room of One s Own

A Room of One s Own

The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Renard Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781913724009

Category: Education

Page: 160

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In October 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to deliver speeches at Newnham and Girton Colleges on the subject of ‘Women and Fiction’; she spoke about her conviction that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts. Knitted into a polished argument are several threads of great importance – women and learning, writing and poverty – which helped to establish much of feminist thought on the importance of education and money for women’s independence. In the same breath, Woolf brushes aside critics and sends out a call for solidarity and independence – a call which sent ripples well into the next century. 'Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity' — Kate Mosse, The Guardian 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century.' — Hermione Lee, The Financial Times
Categories: Education

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas

This volume combines two books by Virginia Woolf which are among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199642212

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 353

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This volume combines two books by Virginia Woolf which are among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. They consider the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and from economic independence.
Categories: Literary Collections

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas

If the speaker in the ballad, Mary Hamilton, is the speaker at the close of A Room ('I will end now in my own person') then Woolf rewrites the narrative of suicide found in the song. The essay also allows space for its audience, ...

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191009327

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...' In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creative achievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles. In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. Three Guineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their arguments continue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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A Room of One s Own Three Guineas

A Room of One s Own   Three Guineas

Therefore let us place them before you, warning you that they are taken only from such records as are available to an outsider and from the annals of the university which is not your own — Cambridge. Your judgement, therefore, will be ...

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 9788027235308

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

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A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism. This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality and a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism. Virginia Woolf makes the connection between war and the economy and a woman's role (or lack there of) in both. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.
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A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Collins Classics

A Room of One   s Own and Three Guineas  Collins Classics

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007558070

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
Categories: Fiction

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Vintage Classics Woolf Series

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas  Vintage Classics Woolf Series

This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781784870874

Category: Women

Page: 288

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This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality. A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism.
Categories: Women

A Room of One s Own

A Room of One s Own

And, Three Guineas Virginia Woolf Morag Shiach. EXPLANATORY NOTES TO A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN 3 Haworth Parsonage : Home of the Brontë family , in Yorkshire . Miss Mitford : Mary Russell Mitford ( 1786-1855 ) , sketchwriter , dramatist , and ...

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192834843

Category: English fiction

Page: 433

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This volume combines two books by Virginia Woolf which are among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. They consider the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and from economic independence.
Categories: English fiction

A Room of One s Own Three Guineas 2 extended essays

A Room of One s Own   Three Guineas  2 extended essays

But in order to prove as substantially as possible that our aims are the same as yours, here is the guinea, a free gift, given freely, without any other conditions than you choose to impose upon yourself. It is the third of three ...

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788074845109

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

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This carefully crafted ebook: "A Room of One's Own + Three Guineas (2 extended essays)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality and a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism. Virginia Woolf makes the connection between war and the economy and a woman's role (or lack there of) in both. A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism.
Categories: Literary Collections

A Room of One s Own Three Guineas

A Room of One s Own Three Guineas

These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's indomitable spirit, sophisticated wit and genius as an essayist. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Michèle Barrett

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141933429

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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'A landmark of feminist thought and a rhetorical masterpiece' Guardian Ranging from the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted imaginary sister to Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity, A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given by Woolf at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Published almost a decade later, Three Guineas breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's indomitable spirit, sophisticated wit and genius as an essayist. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Michèle Barrett
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The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf

The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas inevitably invite comparison as Woolf's two most substantial discursive works on women. E.M. Forster, who I discuss later, approved A Room of One's Own and deplored the more overtly political and ...

Author: Susan Sellers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107495531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Virginia Woolf's writing has generated passion and controversy for the best part of a century. Her novels - challenging, moving, and always deeply intelligent - remain as popular with readers as they are with students and academics. The highly successful Cambridge Companion has been fully revised to take account of new departures in scholarship since it first appeared. The second edition includes new chapters on race, nation and empire, sexuality, aesthetics, visual culture and the public sphere. The remaining chapters, as well as the guide to further reading, have all been fully updated. The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf remains the first port of call for students new to Woolf's work, with its informative, readable style, chronology and authoritative information about secondary sources.a
Categories: Literary Criticism