A Room of One s Own

A Room of One s Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2020-10-29
Editor: Renard Press Ltd
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9781913724009
Language: en
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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

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780199642212
Language: en
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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.

A Penguin Classics a Room of One s Own

A Penguin Classics a Room of One s Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9780141395920
Language: en
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A Room of One's Own is Virginia Woolf's most powerful feminist essay, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. Based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, the essay is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Brontë to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major twentieth-century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. Between 1925 and 1931 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). 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

A Room of One s Own

A Room of One s Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780857088802
Language: en
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Discover Virginia Woolf's landmark essay on women’s struggle for independence and creative opportunity A Room of One's Own is one of Virginia Woolf's most influential works and widely recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the women's movement. Based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, it is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister, and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. The work was ranked by The Guardian newspaper as number 45 in the 100 World's Best Non-fiction Books. Part of the bestselling Capstone series, this collectible, hard-back edition of A Room of One’s Own includes an insightful introduction by Jessica Gildersleeve that explains the book's place in modernist literature and why it still resonates with contemporary readers. Born in 1882, Virginia Woolf was one of the most forward-thinking English writers of her time. Author of the classic novels Mrs Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), she was also a prolific writer of essays, diaries, letters and biographies, and a member of the celebrated Bloomsbury Set of intellectuals and artists. Discover why A Room of One's Own is considered among the greatest and most influential works of female empowerment and creativity Learn why Woolf's classic has stood the test of time. Make this attractive, high-quality hardcover edition a permanent addition to your library Enjoy an insightful introduction by Jessica Gildersleeve, who connects the themes of the text to the concerns of today's audience Capstone Classics brings A Room of One's Own to a new generation of readers who can discover how Woolf's book broke new artistic ground and advanced the position of women writers and creatives around the world.

An Analysis of Virginia Woolf s a Room of One s Own

An Analysis of Virginia Woolf s a Room of One s Own
Author: Fiona Robinson,Tim Smith-Laing
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1912281791
Language: en
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A Room of One's Own is a very clear example of how creative thinkers connect and present things in novel ways. Based on the text of a talk given by Virginia Woolf at an all-female Cambridge college, Room considers the subject of 'women and fiction.' Woolf's approach is to ask why, in the early 20th century, literary history presented so few examples of canonically 'great' women writers. The common prejudices of the time suggested this was caused by (and proof of) women's creative and intellectual inferiority to men. Woolf argued instead that it was to do with a very simple fact: across the centuries, male-dominated society had systematically prevented women from having the educational opportunities, private spaces and economic independence to produce great art. At a time when 'art' was commonly considered to be a province of the mind that had no relation to economic circumstances, this was a novel proposal. More novel, though, was Woolf's manner of arguing and proving her contentions: through a fictional account of the limits placed on even the most privileged women in everyday existence. An impressive early example of cultural materialism, A Room of One's Own is an exemplary encapsulation of creative thinking.

Women and Fiction A Room of One s Own

Women and Fiction  A Room of One s Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2015-06-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1614278210
Language: en
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2015 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. "Women and Fiction" was first published in the U.S. in Forum Magazine, a prominent literary journal of the 1920's It is the principle essay and title of a series of lectures Woolff delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. This essay and the Lectures would eventually be published as "A Room of One's Own" in 1929. In this essay Woolf traces the reasons for the very limited achievements among women novelists through the centuries. Why did they fail? They failed because they were not financially independent; they failed because they were not intellectually free; they failed because they were denied the fullest worldly experience. Mrs. Woolf imagines what would have happened to a hypothetical sister of Shakespeare (who possessed all his genius) because she lived in the eighteenth century; she insists that, whatever her gifts, no woman in that age of wife-beating could have written the plays. She shows what did happen in the nineteenth century to the Brontes and George Eliot because they lacked full participation in life; even George Eliot, the "emancipated" woman, lived with a man prosaically in St. John's Wood, while Tolstoy roamed the world and lived with gypsies; and "War and Peace" was as impossible for a woman to write then as "Lear" three centuries before. This short essays remains an important feminist text.

A Room of One s Own

A Room of One s Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9780241436288
Language: en
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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 Brontë to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. 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

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
Author: Robert McCrum
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 287
ISBN: 1903385830
Language: en
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100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.

Shakespeare s Sister

Shakespeare s Sister
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Pages: 36
ISBN: 0789153335
Language: en
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Virginia Woolf. The third chapter of Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own," based on two lectures the author gave to female students at Cambridge in 1928 on the topic of women and fiction. 36 pages. Tale Blazers.

A Lab of One s Own

A Lab of One s Own
Author: Rita Colwell,Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Release: 2021-08-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501181290
Language: en
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Colwell, the first female director of the National Science Foundation, discusses the entrenched sexism in science, the elaborate detours women have taken to bypass the problem, and how to fix the system. When she first applied for a graduate fellowship in bacteriology, she was told, "We don't waste fellowships on women." Over her six decades in science, as she encounters other women pushing back against the status quo, Colwell also witnessed the advances that could be made when men and women worked together. Here she offers an astute diagnosis of how to fix the problem of sexism in science-- and a celebration of the women pushing back. --

Decorating a Room of One s Own

Decorating a Room of One s Own
Author: Susan Harlan,Becca Stadtlander
Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781683353423
Language: en
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What would Little Women be without the charms of the March family’s cozy New England home? Or Wuthering Heights without the ghost-infested Wuthering Heights? Getting lost in the setting of a good book can be half the pleasure of reading, and Decorating a Room of One’s Own brings literary backdrops to the foreground in this wryly affectionate satire of interior design reporting. English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and “interviews” the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth’s favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby’s McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as “Setting Up an Ideal Governess’s Room,” and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One’s Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.

Veranda a Room of One s Own

Veranda a Room of One s Own
Author: Kathryn O'Shea-Evans
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Hearst
Pages: 272
ISBN: 161837284X
Language: en
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These beguiling, intimate, and restorative spaces are marvels of design--indoors and out. Organized by room and function, from serenely dreamy bedrooms to charming reading nooks and grand gardens, Veranda's spectacular collection offers luxurious inspiration. Throughout, featured designers reveal why they create and cherish these retreats, which serve as havens of peace, calm, and delight.

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language
Author: Judith Allen
Release: 2012-09-25
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780748674534
Language: en
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Through close readings of Woolf's essays, including 'Montaigne', A Room of One's Own, 'Craftsmanship', Three Guineas, and 'Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid', Allen shows how Woolf's politics, expressed and enacted by her writings, are relevant to our curr

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Collins Classics

A Room of One   s Own and Three Guineas  Collins Classics
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2014-05-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780007558070
Language: en
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

Wake

Wake
Author: Rebecca Hall
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781982115203
Language: en
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A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the “powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out of the historical record. Women warriors planned and led revolts on slave ships during the Middle Passage. They fought their enslavers throughout the Americas. And then they were erased from history. Wake tells the “riveting” (Angela Y. Davis) story of Dr. Rebecca Hall, a historian, granddaughter of slaves, and a woman haunted by the legacy of slavery. The accepted history of slave revolts has always told her that enslaved women took a back seat. But Rebecca decides to look deeper, and her journey takes her through old court records, slave ship captain’s logs, crumbling correspondence, and even the forensic evidence from the bones of enslaved women from the “negro burying ground” uncovered in Manhattan. She finds women warriors everywhere. Using a “remarkable blend of passion and fact, action and reflection” (NPR), Rebecca constructs the likely pasts of Adono and Alele, women rebels who fought for freedom during the Middle Passage, as well as the stories of women who led slave revolts in Colonial New York. We also follow Rebecca’s own story as the legacy of slavery shapes her life, both during her time as a successful attorney and later as a historian seeking the past that haunts her. Illustrated beautifully in black and white, Wake will take its place alongside classics of the graphic novel genre, like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Art Spiegelman’s Maus. This story of a personal and national legacy is a powerful reminder that while the past is gone, we still live in its wake.

ROGER FRY A Biography

ROGER FRY  A Biography
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2017-12-06
Editor: Musaicum Books
Pages: 595
ISBN: 9788027235162
Language: en
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Virginia Woolf's only true biography, written to commemorate a devoted friend and one of the most renowned art critics of this century, who helped to bring the Postimpressionist movement from France to England and America. Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 – 9 September 1934) was an English artist and art critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Establishing his reputation as a scholar of the Old Masters, he became an advocate of more recent developments in French painting, to which he gave the name Post-Impressionism. 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. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Release: 2003-09-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780743247221
Language: en
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2020-09-16
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780486842363
Language: en
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This acclaimed work marked the debut of one of the 20th century's most brilliant and important authors. Virginia Woolf's captivating exploration of a young woman's growing self-awareness parallels a shipboard journey to South America with an inner quest. An accessible introduction to Woolf's writing, the book was acclaimed by E. M. Forster as "a strange, tragic, inspired novel . . . as poignant as anything in modern fiction."

Laboratory Life

Laboratory Life
Author: Bruno Latour,Steve Woolgar
Release: 2013-04-04
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781400820412
Language: en
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This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.

Night and Day

Night and Day
Author: Virginia Woolf
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Joe Books Ltd
Pages: 551
ISBN: 9781772752250
Language: en
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The daughter of a literary household of means, Katherine Hilbery has distanced herself from romantic entanglements in favour of a life of intellectual pursuits. Mary Datchet, the daughter of a country vicar, has chosen to focus her attentions on supporting the suffrage movement. But when confronted with offers of marriage from unlikely suitors, both women must determine whether or not there is room for love in the lives they have chosen to lead. One of Virginia Woolf’s earliest novels, Night and Day examines each woman’s thoughts on love, marriage, and personal fulfillment in Edwardian England.