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Details"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."If Shakespeare had a sister as talented as he, would she have got the same opportunities to develop her skills? Constructed around Woolf's idea that to write fiction a woman must have money and a room of her own, this revolutionary work depicts a woman's predicaments as she struggles deep within for some place of her own where she can work without restrictions. It brings forth the differences, biases, and conventional attitudes that have caused immense suffering to women across the centuries.A major work of the twentieth-century feminist literature, A Room of Ones Own is an extended essay based on a series of lectures titled Women and Fiction delivered at two women's colleges in Cambridge. More than half a century after its publication, this book continues to be an inspiration for women across the globe....ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth century British culture. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room(1922). These first novels show the development of Virginia Woolf's distinctive and innovative narrative style. It was during this time that she and Leonard Woolf founded The Hogarth Press with the publication of the co-authored Two Stories in 1917, hand printed in the dining room of their house in Surrey.Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves(1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando(1928) and A Room of One's Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay. This intense creative productivity was often matched by periods of mental illness, from which she had suffered since her mother's death in 1895. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.
SKU Code PRK B 2342 Weight in Kg 0.2000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788175994157 Author Name VIRGINIA WOOLF Publisher Name FINGERPRINT