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Room of One's Own

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ISBN-10: 0156030411

ISBN-13: 9780156030410

Edition: 2005 (Annotated)

Authors: Virginia Woolf, Susan Gubar, Mark Hussey, Virginia Woolf

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In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, 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. But if only she had found the means to create, urges 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 a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create. Annotated and with an…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Virginia Woolf was born in London, the daughter of the prominent literary critic Leslie Stephen. She never received a formal university education; her early education was obtained at home through her parents and governesses. After death of her father in 1904, her family moved to Bloomsbury, where they formed the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, a circle of philosophers, writers and artists. As a writer, Woolf was a great experimenter. She scorned the traditional narrative form and turned to expressionism as a means of telling her story. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To The Lighthouse (1927), her two generally acknowledged masterpieces, are stream-of-consciousness novels in which most of the…    

Susan Gubar, Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University, has coauthored and coedited several books with Sandra M. Gilbert, including The Madwoman in the Attic;its three-volume sequel, No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century;the newly revised Norton Anthology of Literature by Women;and their spoof, Masterpiece Theatre: An Academic Melodrama.Her most recent book is Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture.

Mark Hussey is Professor of English at Pace University, New York.

Preface
Virginia Woolf
Chronology
Introduction
A Room of One's Own
Notes to A Room of One's Own
Suggestions for Further Reading: Virginia Woolf
Suggestions for Further Reading: A Room of One's Own