A Room of One's Own (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Tom Butler-Bowden was working as a political adviser in Australia when, at 25, he read Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Captivated by it and other books in the personal development field, he left his career and went on to write critical introductions to self-development and prosperity classics through the best-selling Capstone Classics series published by Wiley. He then went on to write bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, the first guide to the personal development literature and a winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer, most widely recognised as the author of Mrs Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), in which she used the narrative device stream of consciousness to give depth to her characters. She was also a prolific writer of essays, diaries, letters and biographies; and through her powerful feminist writing, she came to be regarded as one of the most important female authors in literary history as a feminist and modernist.