A Room of One's Own: The Feminist Classic (Capstone Classics) (Hardcover)

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A Room of One's Own: The Feminist Classic (Capstone Classics) (Hardcover)

By Virginia Woolf, Tom Butler-Bowdon (Editor), Jessica Gildersleeve (Introduction by)


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Discover Virginia Woolf's landmark essay on women's struggle for independence and creative opportunity

A Room of One's Own is one of Virginia Woolf's most influential works and widely recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the women's movement. Based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, it is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bront to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister, and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. The work was ranked by The Guardian newspaper as number 45 in the 100 World's Best Non-fiction Books. Part of the bestselling Capstone series, this collectible, hard-back edition of A Room of One's Own includes an insightful introduction by Jessica Gildersleeve that explains the book's place in modernist literature and why it still resonates with contemporary readers.

Born in 1882, Virginia Woolf was one of the most forward-thinking English writers of her time. Author of the classic novels Mrs Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), she was also a prolific writer of essays, diaries, letters and biographies, and a member of the celebrated Bloomsbury Set of intellectuals and artists.

  • Discover why A Room of One's Own is considered among the greatest and most influential works of female empowerment and creativity
  • Learn why Woolf's classic has stood the test of time. Make this attractive, high-quality hardcover edition a permanent addition to your library
  • Enjoy an insightful introduction by Jessica Gildersleeve, who connects the themes of the text to the concerns of today's audience

Capstone Classics brings A Room of One's Own to a new generation of readers who can discover how Woolf's book broke new artistic ground and advanced the position of women writers and creatives around the world.

Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist whose titles include Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928). She was a pioneer in the modernist technique of stream of consciousness narrative writing, and a key figure in the Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals and artists. Jessica Gildersleeve, PhD, is Associate Professor of English Literature in the School of Humanities and Communication at the University of Southern Queensland, and an authority on 20th century women writers. Tom Butler-Bowdon is Series Editor of the Capstone Classics series, and has provided Introductions for Plato's Republic, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, Machiavelli's The Prince, Florence Scovel Shinn's The Game of Life and How to Play It, and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he is also the author of 50 Economics Classics (2017) and 50 Politics Classics (2015). www.butler-bowdon.com
Product Details ISBN: 9780857088826
ISBN-10: 0857088823
Publisher: Capstone
Publication Date: April 12th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Capstone Classics