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Based on a series of lectures delivered by author Virginia Woolf at women's colleges, A Room of One's Own is an essay that calls out for a broader representation of women writers in the literary world of Woolf's time. Heralded as a call to action for women writers to carve out space both mentally and physically for their artistic endeavours, Woolf's essay has become a cornerstone for modern feminism. Touching on subjects such as the importance of education, the history of female writers, and the taboo of lesbianism, Woolf constructs the unhealthy picture of the current reception for women's work in literature, and passionately argues for the importance of the female voice. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

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  • "A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published in 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."
  • "The essay examines whether women were capable of producing work of the quality of William Shakespeare, amongst other topics. In one section, Woolf invented a fictional "Shakespeare's Sister", Judith, to illustrate that a woman with Shakespeare's gifts would have been denied the same opportunities to develop them because of the doors that were closed to women. Woolf also examines the careers of several female authors, including Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and George Eliot. The author subtly refers to several of the most prominent intellectuals of the time, and her hybrid name for the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge - Oxbridge - has become a well-known term in English satire. The title comes from Woolf's conception that to be a successful writer, a woman needed space of her own in which to work and enough money to support herself. It also refers to any author's need for poetic license and the personal liberty to create art."
  • "Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one's own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon."
  • "Based on a series of lectures delivered by author Virginia Woolf at women's colleges, A Room of One's Own is an essay that calls out for a broader representation of women writers in the literary world of Woolf's time. Heralded as a call to action for women writers to carve out space both mentally and physically for their artistic endeavours, Woolf's essay has become a cornerstone for modern feminism. Touching on subjects such as the importance of education, the history of female writers, and the taboo of lesbianism, Woolf constructs the unhealthy picture of the current reception for women's work in literature, and passionately argues for the importance of the female voice. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "Based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, it 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."
  • "Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame' Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one's own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon."@en
  • "A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published in 1929, it was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in 1928."
  • "Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women."@en
  • "Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women."
  • "In addressing the question of women and fiction, the author explores the lack of equal opportunity for women. She describes a tour of Oxbridge, a mythical English university, and the obstacles to education a woman encounters there. She concludes that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."."
  • ""A Room of One's Own explores women both as writers of and characters in fiction, with its strong feminist argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy." --P. [4] of cover."
  • "Woolf cites the two keys to a woman's freedom: an independent income and a room with a lock on the door."
  • "Explores the reasons why women do not have the same influence, power, and wealth as men do. Meditates on the writer-temperament and explores the need for a woman to have a room of her own and five hundred pounds a year being symbols of the power to think for oneself and contemplate."@en
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "A feminist manifesto by the great modernist writer contends that women's literature would be on a par with that of men, if women had the same levels of income, privacy, and experience as their counterparts. Her main illustration of this principle is a hypothetical sister to Shakespeare, who, even with the same talents as her brother, would have never been given the chance to display her talents to the world."@en

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  • "A Room of one's own"
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  • "A Room of one's own. [An essay on women in relation to literature.]."
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  • "A Room of One's Own. [An essay on women in relation to literature.]."@en
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