A Room of One s Own Book
Score: 4
From 65 Ratings

A Room of One s Own


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2019-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9789389440591

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A Room of One s Own Excerpt :

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, she takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without. Her message is a simple one—women must have a fixed income and a room of their own in order to have the freedom to create. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

A Room of One s Own   Three Guineas Book
Score: 4
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A Room of One s Own Three Guineas


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027235308

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A Room of One s Own Three Guineas Excerpt :

A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism. This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality and a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism. Virginia Woolf makes the connection between war and the economy and a woman's role (or lack there of) in both. 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.

A Room of One s Own  Hero Classics  Book

A Room of One s Own Hero Classics


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Legend Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-04-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800315112

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A Room of One s Own Hero Classics Excerpt :

Part of the Hero Classics series “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.” Based on two talks given by the author, and first published in September 1929, Virginia Woolf's seminal essay revolves around the central claim that a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. Outlining the importance of education and financial independence, Woolf draws up a history of women writers and demonstrates how they had to operate as outsiders in a society that sought to exclude them. The Hero Classics series: Meditations The Prophet A Room of One’s Own Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl The Art of War The Life of Charlotte Bronte The Republic The Prince Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Book

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199642212

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A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Excerpt :

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.

Shakespeare s Sister Book

Shakespeare s Sister


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 0789153335

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Shakespeare s Sister Excerpt :

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 Room of One s Own Book

A Room of One s Own


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-04-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857088826

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A Room of One s Own Excerpt :

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.

Women and Fiction  A Room of One s Own  Book

Women and Fiction A Room of One s Own


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 1614278210

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Women and Fiction A Room of One s Own Excerpt :

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.

Decorating a Room of One s Own Book

Decorating a Room of One s Own


  • Author : Susan Harlan
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683353423

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Decorating a Room of One s Own Excerpt :

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.

A Room of One s Own Book

A Room of One s Own


  • Author : Tim Smith-Laing
  • Publisher : Macat Library
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre: Women and literature
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1912127822

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A Room of One s Own Excerpt :

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.

Voices in the City Book
Score: 4.5
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Voices in the City


  • Author : Anita Desai
  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Calcutta (India)
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9788122200539

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Voices in the City Excerpt :

Voices in the City is based on the life of the middle class intellectuals of Calcutta. It is an unforgettable story of a Bohemian brother and his two sisters caught in the crosscurrents of changing social values. In many ways the story reflects a vivid picture of India's social transition - a phase in which the older elements are not altogether dead, and the emergent ones not fully evolved. The novel describes the bitter effects of the urban living upon an Indian family. Brought up in luxury and magnificence by an over indulgent mother, Nirode settles down in Calcutta and becomes engrossed in its bohemian life, while his elder sister, Monisha lives out a servile existence within the rigid and stiff confines of a traditional Hindu family. Amla sees the city as a monster, Nirode sacrifices everything for his career, and Monisha cannot bear her stifling existence in the household of a wealthy old Calcutta family.

The Voyage Out Book

The Voyage Out


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-09-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486848204

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The Voyage Out Excerpt :

Woolf's acclaimed first novel, a moving depiction of the thrills and confusion of youth, traces a shipboard journey to South America in a captivating exploration of a young woman's growing self-awareness.

Night and Day             Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Night and Day


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2011-04-15
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Night and Day Excerpt :

Night and Day, Virginia Woolf's second novel, is both a love story and a social comedy in the tradition of Jane Austen; yet it also questions that tradition, recognizing that the goals of society and the individual may not necessarily coincide. At its centre is Katharine Hilbery, the beautiful grand-daughter of a great Victorian poet. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney and her attraction to Ralph Denham, with whom she feels a more profound and disturbing affinity. Katharine's hesitation is vividly contrasted with the approach of her friend Mary Datchet, dedicated to the Women's Rights movement. The ensuing complications are underlined and to some extent unravelled by Katharine's mother, Mrs Hilbery, whose struggles to weave together the known documents, events and memories of her father's life into a coherent biography reflect Woolf's own sense of the unique and elusive nature of experience.

A Room of One s Own Book
Score: 4
From 66 Ratings

A Room of One s Own


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Collector's Library
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 1509843183

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Jacob s Room Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Jacob s Room


  • Author : Virgina Woolf
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681951607

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Jacob s Room Excerpt :

A Nonconformist Novel with No Central Character “Either we are men, or we are women. Either we are cold, or we are sentimental. Either we are young, or growing old. In any case life is but a procession of shadows, and God knows why it is that we embrace them so eagerly, and see them depart with such anguish, being shadows.” - Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Jacob’s Room is not your typical Victorian English novel. The fact that there is no real protagonist stands out the most. Jacob is not actually a character, only a collection of memories, feelings and sensations. His life is like a room seen through the eyes of other people. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

A Room of One   s Own and Three Guineas  Collins Classics  Book
Score: 4
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A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Collins Classics


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2014-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007558070

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A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Collins Classics Excerpt :

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