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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 22, 2015
Pages 96
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517455347
ISBN-10 1517455340
Dimensions 0.22 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $10.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A Room of One's Own A Society Professions for Women With Notes ans Illustrations "But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction — what has that got to do with a room of one’s own? I will try to explain. When you asked me to speak about women and fiction I sat down on the banks of a river and began to wonder what the words meant. They might mean simply a few remarks about Fanny Burney; a few more about Jane Austen; a tribute to the Brontës and a sketch of Haworth Parsonage under snow; some witticisms if possible about Miss Mitford; a respectful allusion to George Eliot; a reference to Mrs Gaskell and one would have done. But at second sight the words seemed not so simple. The title women and fiction might mean, and you may have meant it to mean, women and what they are like, or it might mean women and the fiction that they write; or it might mean women and the fiction that is written about them, or it might mean that somehow all three are inextricably mixed together and you want me to consider them in that light. But when I began to consider the subject in this last way, which seemed the most interesting, I soon saw that it had one fatal drawback. I should never be able to come to a conclusion. I should never be able to fulfil what is, I understand, the first duty of a lecturer to hand you after an hour’s discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece for ever. All I could do was to offer you an opinion upon one minor point — a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." A Room of One's Own "Clorinda was the first to come to her senses. “It’s all our fault,” she said. “Every one of us knows how to read. But no one, save Poll, has ever taken the trouble to do it. I, for one, have taken it for granted that it was a woman’s duty to spend her youth in bearing children. I venerated my mother for bearing ten; still more my grandmother for bearing fifteen; it was, I confess, my own ambition to bear twenty. We have gone on all these ages supposing that men were equally industrious, and that their works were of equal merit. While we have borne the children, they, we supposed, have borne the books and the pictures. We have populated the world. They have civilized it. But now that we can read, what prevents us from judging the results? Before we bring another child into the world we must swear that we will find out what the world is like.” So we made ourselves into a society for asking questions. One of us was to visit a man-of-war; another was to hide herself in a scholar’s study; another was to attend a meeting of business men; while all were to read books, look at pictures, go to concerts, keep our eyes open in the streets, and ask questions perpetually. We were very young. You can judge of our simplicity when I tell you that before parting that night we agreed that the objects of life were to produce good people and good books. Our questions were to be directed to finding out how far these objects were now attained by men. We vowed solemnly that we would not bear a single child until we were satisfied." A Society

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Hardcover
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from Buccaneer Books (October 30, 2007); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781568493664 | details & prices | List price $27.95
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women.
from Buccaneer Books (October 30, 2007); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780760791837 | details & prices | 144 pages | List price $17.00
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women.
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1999); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780783885551 | details & prices | 191 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1999); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780754037736 | details & prices | 191 pages | List price $55.01
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1996); titled "Room of Ones' Own"
9780848812270 | details & prices | List price $17.95
About: In 1928 Virginia Woolf read two papers to the women students of Cambridge.
from Peter Smith Pub Inc (January 1, 1992); titled "A Room of One's Own"
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Reissue edition from Houghton Mifflin (October 1, 1991); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780151787333 | details & prices | 125 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 7, 2016); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781530927579 | details & prices | 114 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $3.00
About: An extended essay, first published in 1929 and based on a series of lectures that Woolf delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women’s colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 2, 2015); titled "A Room of One's Own"
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About: A Room of One's Own A Society Professions for Women With Notes ans Illustrations "But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction — what has that got to do with a room of one’s own?
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 22, 2015); titled "A Room of One's Own"
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About: A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf.
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from Createspace Independent Pub (September 22, 2015); titled "A Room of One's Own"
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About: A Room of One's Own A Society Professions for Women With Notes ans Illustrations "But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction — what has that got to do with a room of one’s own?
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 26, 2014); titled "A Room of One's Own"
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from Createspace Independent Pub (March 29, 2014); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781497481992 | details & prices | 95 pages | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $10.99
About: A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf.
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 10, 2014); titled "A Room of One's Own"
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from Bnpublishing.Com (November 19, 2013); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781607966548 | details & prices | 114 pages | 3.75 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $6.99
from Lightning Source Inc (October 10, 2013); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781614272779 | details & prices | 114 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $4.50
About: 2012 Reprint of Original 1929 Edition.
With Mark Hussey (other contributor), Susan Gubar | Reprint edition from Mariner Books (August 1, 2005); titled "A Room Of One's Own"
9780156030410 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors that impede literary creativity in women, in the story of William Shakespeare's talented sister, who, because of the mores of her time, never expresses her genius until she dies by her own hand.
Reprint edition from Broadview Pr (March 1, 2003); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781551114286 | details & prices | 180 pages | List price $22.01
About: Book by Virginia Woolf
With Jenifer Smith (other contributor) | from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 1, 1996); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780521485906 | details & prices | 156 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $8.95
About: Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms.
Reissue edition from Mariner Books (September 1, 1989); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780156787338 | details & prices | 114 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women
CD/Spoken Word
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With Ali Smith (other contributor), Juliet Stevenson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Trafalgar Square Books (April 30, 2012); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781906147877 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.28 lbs | List price $29.95
About: "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Penelope Dellaporta (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Books on Tape (April 1, 2001); titled "A Room of One's Own"
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With Eileen Atkins (other contributor) | from Penguin/Highbridge (July 1, 1996); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780140861426 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women.
With Claire Bloom (other contributor) | from Caedmon Audio Cassette (December 1, 1988); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780898458022 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.95
About: This literary landmark about the male supremacy and female subordination at Oxford University shines a brave, searing light on the obstacles that must be overcome on the path toward a harmonious unity of the sexes.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 5, 2008); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9781439571163 | details & prices | 114 pages | List price $22.00
About: A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "A Room of One's Own"
9780808577461 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.55
About: Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women

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