Author: Woolf, Virginia|Gordon, Mary
Publisher: Harvest Books
Year Published: 1989
Subcategory: Social Science / Women's Studies
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: A Room of One's Own is considered 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 Charlotte Bronte 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 a modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'.
In Store Location: Bookcase 26 - Classic Literature 1,