A Room of One’s Own.

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction": Signed limited edition of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own

A Room of One’s Own.

WOOLF, Virginia.

Item Number: 140329

New York: The Fountain Press/London: The Hogarth Press, 1929.

Signed limited edition of Woolf’s classic feminist work. Octavo, original cloth. One of four hundred ninety-two numbered copies of which four hundred fifty were for sale, signed by Woolf on the half title page in her characteristic purple ink, this is number 158. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.

Published in 1929, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One's Own is a key work of feminist literary criticism. Written after she delivered two lectures on the topic of ‘women and fiction’ at Cambridge University in 1928, Woolf’s essay examines the educational, social and financial disadvantages women have faced throughout history. It contains Woolf’s famous argument that, ‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’ – although Woolf describes this as ‘an opinion upon one minor point’, and the essay explores the ‘unsolved problems’ of women and fiction ‘to show you how I arrived at this opinion about the room and the money.'

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