A Room of One's Own

Penguin Classics

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141903872

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom. The text in this edition is accompanied by explanatory footnotes.
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Mrs Dalloway

Penguin Classics

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904100

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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'One of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century' Michael Cunningham Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party and remembering those she once loved. In another part of London, Septimus Warren Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Smith's day interweaves with that of Clarissa and her friends, their lives converging as the party reaches its glittering climax. Virginia Woolf's masterly novel, in which she perfected the interior monologue, brings past, present and future together on one momentous day in June 1923. Edited by Stella McNichol with an Introduction and Notes by Elaine Showalter
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To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141183411

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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To the Lighthouseis at once a vivid impressionist depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on a marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. Its use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence and shifting perspectives, give the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values.
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A Room of One's Own/Three Guineas

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141184604

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Three Guineas was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's fiery spirit and sophisticated wit and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist.
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Virginia Woolf and the Literary Marketplace

Author: J. Dubino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230114792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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These unique essays focus primarily on Woolf's non-fiction and considers her in the context of the modernist marketplace. With research based on new archival material, this volume makes important new contributions to the study of the 'gift economy.'
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What Would de Beauvoir Do

How the greatest feminists would solve your everyday problems

Author: Tabi Jackson Gee,Freya Rose

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788401093

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Ever thought about what Tinder advice Naomi Wolf would give you? Ever wondered what Andrea Dworkin would think about your Brazilian wax? Or what Mary Wollstonecraft would think about the 'fairy-tale' weddings you're always invited to? Using 40 everyday questions and problems as springboards for exploring the theories and concepts of the greatest feminist theorists of all time, from the pioneering writer of The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir to modern-day icons such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie What Would de Beauvoir Do? tackles all the important issues in your life through a feminist lens. From Audre Lorde to Roxane Gay, Virginia Woolf to Caitlin Moran, let the most influential feminists in history answer all your everyday questions, and in doing so shed light on even the most complex feminist theories.
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A Woman's Essays

Selected Essays

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English essays

Page: 203

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A collection of essays dealing with a variety of subjects including modern writing, feminism and education. In Women and Fiction Virginia Woolf considers the reasons why so many educated women began writing novels in the 18th century. In another she discusses the lack of education that women received and the narrowness of conventional education.
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Orlando

A Biography

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141184272

Category: Men

Page: 272

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Classic fiction. Orlando, deciding not to grow old, pursues his quest for passion, adventure, fulfilment and protracted youth. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world. Will he find happiness with the exotic Russian Princess Sasha? Or is the dashing explorer Shelmerdine the ideal man? And what form will Orlando take on the journey - a nobleman; gypsy; writer? Man or ... woman?
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Human Rights Law and Personal Identity

Author: Jill Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134443331

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This book explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Jill Marshall examines how human rights law includes and excludes specific types of identity, which feed into moral norms of human freedom and human dignity and their translation into legal rights. The book takes on a three part structure. Part I traces the definition of identity, and follows the evolution of, and protects, a right to personal identity and personality within human rights law. It specifically examines the development of a right to personal identity as property, the inter-subjective nature of identity, and the intercession of power and inequality. Part II evaluates past and contemporary attempts to describe the core of personal identity, including theories concerning the soul, the rational mind, and the growing influence of neuroscience and genetics in explaining what it means to be human. It also explores the inter-relation and conflict between universal principles and culturally specific rights. Part III focuses on issues and case law that can be interpreted as allowing self-determination. Marshall argues that while in an age of individual identity, people are increasingly obliged to live in conformed ways, pushing out identities that do not fit with what is acceptable. Drawing on feminist theory, the book concludes by arguing how human rights law would be better interpreted as a force to enable respect for human dignity and freedom, interpreted as empowerment and self-determination whilst acknowledging our inter-subjective identities. In drawing on socio-legal, philosophical, biological and feminist outlooks, this book is truly interdisciplinary, and will be of great interest and use to scholars and students of human rights law, legal and social theory, gender and cultural studies.
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