eBook A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas (Collins Classics) [Lingua inglese] By Virginia Woolf – Hometrainer-tests.de

A brilliant essay from virgina Woolf.The title sums up the core of the essay the necessity for women writers of the early 20th century to have a fixed independent income 500 a year and a room of her own, essential requirements for free expression where the writer can give her work full attention without other demands upon her time Such privileges the author had due to a legacy from her aunt but in my opinion one which she fully appreciated and thus uses to ignite the theme of this essay.Woolf takes us through the centuries of the dearth of women writers due to their lack of education from a hypothetical sister of Shakespeare, who in a patriarchal society would be forbidden to give full rein to creative work even if her talent was obvious She also examines notable writers such as Jane Austen, the Brontes, George Eliot, leading onto milestones in female emancipation such as Florence Nightingale, women s suffrage and the aftermath of the era of the first world war.I particularly liked the way she queried obvious patriarchal privileges as a guest speaker at Oxbridge Why a choice of wine with a gourmet meal for the male students residents and only a bland meal with a water jug passed round for the women s college where she dined In the year of 1928 she was well aware that there were discriminations and hurdles yet to be overcome, all of which she examines in her stream of consciousness fashion.A must for all lovers of good literature, feminism and those with an interest in early 20th century society and culture. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best loved, essential classics Lock up your libraries if you like but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind Based on a lecture given at Cambridge and first published in , A Room of One s Own interweaves Woolf s personal experience as a female writer with themes ranging from Austen and Bront to Shakespeare s gifted and imaginary sister Three Guineas , Woolf s most impassioned polemic, came almost a decade later and broke new ground by challenging the very notions of war and masculinityThis volume combines two inspirational, witty and urbane essays from one of literature s pre eminent voices collectively they constitute a brilliant and lucid attack on sexual inequality THIS EDITION IS A WORK OF ART IN ITSELF from the beautiful front cover to the excellent font and page layout Macmillan have made a beautiful book to own and enjoy. A gorgeous book convinced me to buy the whole collection Speedy delivery and definitely a lovely gift. I re reread this for a book club and got a great deal from it both as an insight into Virginia Woolf as a person and the period in which she was writing. have yet to read but it s been on the reading list for a long time after reading excerpts at uni and having strong interest in feminism downloaded quickly and for a great price Very small print Great quality Top