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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Such a fanciful writing style. - Goodreads
Great essay on women writing literature. - Goodreads
A necessary and vital piece of writing, undoubtedly. - Goodreads
Interesting thoughts on women and writing careers. - Goodreads

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Favorite Quotes: "By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter ... Read full review

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Three Guineas was the most grindingly boring and painful reading experience I've had since I read the Quran. Its main points could easily be whittled down to a few thousand words, but Woolf seemingly ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1998)

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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