A Room of One's Own: And, Three Guineas

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - English fiction - 433 pages
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In A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf considers with energy and wit the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and from economic independence. In A Room of One's Own (1929), she examines the work of past women writers, and looks ahead to a time when women's creativity will not be hampered by poverty, or by oppression. In Three Guineas (1938), however, Woolf argues that women's historical exclusion offers them the chance to form a political and cultural identity which could challenge the drive towards fascism and war.
  

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For years I have been meaning to read this book and I finally did over the summer. After I was done with it, I wondered why I hadn’t read this book in the first place. I blamed it on the fact that I ... Read full review

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A very dry treatise on women's issues. Explores the need for women to have education, employment and financial independence in order to truly make an impact on the world. Makes one appreciate what my sisters before me had to go through. Read full review

Contents

A ROOM OF ONES OWN i
113
NOTES AND REFERENCES
368
Explanatory Notes to A Room of Ones Own
415

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Virginia Woolf is by reputation one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. Morag Shiach is at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

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