Collecting 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 ...Read MoreCollecting 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").Read Less
Fair. Book is in acceptable condition. Cover shows considerable wear and pages are moderate to highly marked. Some water damage causing pages to stain and lightly ripple. Does not affect the text. FAST SHIPPING W/USPS TRACKING! ! !
Very good in good dust jacket. UK hardback reprint from 1967. The rather attractive uniform edition in yellow/brown jackets. The book is VG-with some spotting to page edges, in clipped and repriced jacket with a nick to top fo spine and a few light stains to rear panel. Chatto & Windus 1967. 0.0 0.0" 0.0 0.0.
Good. No dust jacket. Good to VG condition. printed in Wartime under Wartime conditions. Sole defect is stain or bleaching at lower end of cover, as seen in photo. First edition. 199.00 p. Sewn binding, blue cloth over boards; Audience: General/ trade. Essay read to the Arts Society of Newnham & the Odtaa at Girton in Oct. 1928.
Small crown 8vo, pp. 172. Bound in cinnamon cloth, a couple of bumps, endpapers stained from old offsetting, a very good tight clean copy. Kirkpatrick A12b; Woolmer 215. A Scarce Book. In this essay, Woolf discusses the relationship of men's and women's colleges and the state of art for women. An important feminist tract.
A solid "starter" copy of the 1929 1st trade edition. Clean and VG (with bright gilt-lettering at the spine) in a bright, price-intact, G+ dustjacket, with substantial paper loss (2") at the lower half of the spine. Both panels perfectly intact but front panel is separated, as is the base of the spine. Still though, a presentable copy. 12mo, 172 pgs.
Virgina Woolf's ideas on feminism are inspiring for women.
Apr 4, 2007
Virginia Woolf is worthy of her praise, and her skillfulness with words is most apparent in this work. Many of her prescient statements still resonate today. She artfully weaves illustrative tales within her imploring passages, and both are thought-provoking. Woolf is witty, sharp, and indipensable to the canon of women's rights. I also recommend Orlando.
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