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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf is a 114-page softcover, a Harvest Book, published by Harcourt, Inc., first published in 1929, this copy published in 1989.  Both the cover and inside are in good condition.

Book Summary

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 the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling.  In this classic essay, Virginia Woolf 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 her own in order to have the freedom to create.

ISBN:  0-15-678733-4 (pbk)

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