A Room of One's Own

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UBS Publishers' Distributors Pvt. Limited, 2004 - Literature - 118 pages
A Room Of One'S Own Grew Out Of A Lecture That She Delivered In Cambridge In 1928. Ranging Over Jane Austen And Charlotte Bronte And Why Neither Of Them Could Have Written War And Peace, Over The Silent Fate Of Shakespeare'S Gifted And Imaginary Sister, Over The Effects Of Poverty And Chastity. This Book Provides One Of The Great Feminist Polemics In The 70 Years. In Fighting For Equal Rights And Opportunities, She Viewed Feminine And Masculine Traits As A Result Of Social Conditioning And Emphasised That Men Who Stressed Differences Were Merely Arguing For Male Supremacy.

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About the author (2004)

Virginia Woolf was born in London, England on January 25, 1882. She was the daughter of the prominent literary critic Leslie Stephen. Her early education was obtained at home through her parents and governesses. After death of her father in 1904, her family moved to Bloomsbury, where they formed the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, a circle of philosophers, writers, and artists. During her lifetime, she wrote both fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels included Jacob's Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, and Between the Acts. Her non-fiction books included The Common Reader, A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas, The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays, and The Death of the Moth and Other Essays. Having had periods of depression throughout her life and fearing a final mental breakdown from which she might not recover, Woolf drowned herself on March 28, 1941 at the age of 59. Her husband published part of her farewell letter to deny that she had taken her life because she could not face the terrible times of war.

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