With an introduction, plus extensive notes and reference by Hermione Lee.
In these texts, Virginia Woolf considers the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and from economic independence. In A Room of One's Own (1929), she examines the work of past women writers, and looks ahead to a time when women's creativity will not be hampered by poverty, or by oppression. In Three Guineas (1938), however, Woolf argues that women's historical exclusion offers them the chance to form a political and cultural identity which could challenge the drive towards fascism and war.
"One realises afresh the full meaning of originality, the magic of the mind which plays around concrete facts as though they were all spirit. And when it is finished it is with a renewed sense of zest and stimulus that one takes up life again and looks anew at objects which before were only ordinary." Guardian "Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity" -- Kate Mosse "Achingly relevant" -- Natasha Walter Guardian
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th November 1996
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1