A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas (Collins Classics)

4.15 avg rating
( 2,558 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007558063: A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas (Collins Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy. Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. 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".

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Surprisingly, this long essay about society and art and sexism is one of Woolf's most accessible works. Woolf, a major modernist writer and critic, takes us on an erudite yet conversational--and completely entertaining--walk around the history of women in writing, smoothly comparing the architecture of sentences by the likes of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, all the while lampooning the chauvinistic state of university education in the England of her day. When she concluded that to achieve their full greatness as writers women will need a solid income and a privacy, Woolf pretty much invented modern feminist criticism.

About the Author:

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became 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. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room(1922). These first novels show the development of Virginia Woolf's distinctive and innovative narrative style. It was during this time that she and Leonard Woolf founded The Hogarth Press with the publication of the co-authored Two Stories in 1917, hand printed in the dining room of their house in Surrey. 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. This intense creative productivity was often matched by periods of mental illness, from which she had suffered since her mother's death in 1895. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781784870874: A Room Of One's Own And Three Guineas (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1784870870 ISBN 13:  9781784870874
Publisher: Vintage Classics, 2016
Softcover

9781509843183: A Room of One's Own (Macmillan Collector's Library)

Macmil..., 2017
Hardcover

9781909621138: A Room of One's Own

Macmillan
Hardcover

9781986203586: A Room Of One's Own

Create..., 2018
Softcover

9780321115836: Final Cut Pro 3 for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

Peachp..., 2002
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Virginia Woolf
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.`Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. Based on a lecture given at Cambridge and first published in 1929, `A Room of One s Own interweaves Woolf s personal experience as a female writer with themes ranging from Austen and Bronte to Shakespeare s gifted (and imaginary) sister. `Three Guineas , Woolf s most impassioned polemic, came almost a decade later and broke new ground by challenging the very notions of war and masculinity.This volume combines two inspirational, witty and urbane essays from one of literature s pre-eminent voices; collectively they constitute a brilliant and lucid attack on sexual inequality. Seller Inventory # AA89780007558063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Virginia Woolf
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.`Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. Based on a lecture given at Cambridge and first published in 1929, `A Room of One s Own interweaves Woolf s personal experience as a female writer with themes ranging from Austen and Bronte to Shakespeare s gifted (and imaginary) sister. `Three Guineas , Woolf s most impassioned polemic, came almost a decade later and broke new ground by challenging the very notions of war and masculinity.This volume combines two inspirational, witty and urbane essays from one of literature s pre-eminent voices; collectively they constitute a brilliant and lucid attack on sexual inequality. Seller Inventory # AA89780007558063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Woolf, Virginia
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 20266511-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

VIRGINIA WOOLF
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Paperback Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: NEW. Brand New, Same ISBN and details as listed. Delivery within 3-7 business days. We may ship the books from multiple location across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Seller Inventory # AO_9780007558063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Woolf, Virginia
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Softcover Quantity Available: 11
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Condition: New. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Series: Collins Classics. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 178 x 113 x 21. Weight in Grams: 180. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780007558063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Woolf, Virginia
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Softcover Quantity Available: 11
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. Condition: New. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Series: Collins Classics. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 178 x 113 x 21. Weight in Grams: 180. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780007558063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Virginia Woolf
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the fr.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.180. Seller Inventory # 9780007558063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

WOOLF, VIRGINIA
Published by HARPER COLLINS
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0007558066 Brand New , printed in english , Ready to ship, fast delivery (5-8 busienss days ) worldwide. Seller Inventory # AM29Y14163

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

VIRGINIA WOOLF
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007558066. Seller Inventory # ST0007558066

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Virginia Woolf
Published by William Collins (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558066 ISBN 13: 9780007558063
New Softcover Quantity Available: 13
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780007558063_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book