A Room of One's Own

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9780586044490: A Room of One's Own

A brand new series of five of Woolf's major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions. A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister. It remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom. This edition also includes Three Guineas.

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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.

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Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread.

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