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A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf (Original Author), David Bradshaw (Editor), Stuart N. Clarke (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-29921-0

Dec 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

192 pages

Select type: O-Book


A Room of One’s Own,  is one of Virginia Woolf’s most influential works and  is widely recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the women’s movement. This timely and important new edition adopts the complete text of the first British edition published in 1929.

  • Features a comprehensive introduction detailing the process and composition of Woolf’s original essay and the evolution of its subsequent publication history
  • The first comprehensive and authoritative edition of this foundational text of the feminist movement, and one of the most significant works in Woolf’s own canon
  • The only volume based on comparisons of each of the British editions of A Room of One’s Own that appeared in Woolf’s lifetime
  • Incorporates extensive explanatory notes which reveal the essay’s broader political, historical, social, and literary contexts
  • Includes a comprehensive appendix highlighting variations between each of the British editions that appeared in Woolf’s lifetime and the first American edition; alterations from Woolf’s uncorrected proofs; and current editorial emendations incorporated in this new edition

Acknowledgements viii

Abbreviations ix

Frontispiece: the dust-jacket for the first English edition xi

Introduction xii


Notes 83

Appendix: Textual Variants and Emendations 125