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    A Room of One's Own (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Virginia Woolf

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    DescriptionCollecting two book-length essays, "A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas" is Virginia Woolf's most powerful feminist writing, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Michele Barrett. "A Room of One's Own", based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. "Three Guineas" was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's fiery spirit and sophisticated wit, and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of "The Bloomsbury Group". This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from "Mrs Dalloway" (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel "The Waves" (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive "Orlando" (1928) and "A Room of One's Own" (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed "A Room of One's Own", you might like Woolf's "Orlando", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century". (Hermione Lee, "Financial Times").


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    Title
    A Room of One's Own
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Virginia Woolf
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141183534
    ISBN 10: 0141183535
    Classifications

    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
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    BIC subject category V2: JFFK
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: ENGL3070, ENGM1065
    DC21: 305.420941
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: DNL, JBSF11
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is now recognised as a major 20th century author, a great novelist and essayist, and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist.