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A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

Virginia Woolf Anna Snaith (King's College London)

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Oxford University Press
15 March 2015
'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict.

In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creative achievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles. In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. Three Guineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war.

A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their arguments continue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   248g
ISBN:   9780199642212
ISBN 10:   0199642214
Series:   Oxford World's Classics
Pages:   352
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anna Snaith is the author of Virginia Woolf: Public and Private Negotiations (2000), and Modenist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London 1890-1940 (2014). She is the editor of the Cambridge University Press Edition of Woolf's The Years (2012) and Locating Woolf: the Politics of Space and Time (with Michael Whitworth, 2007).

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