A Room of One's Own Author:Virgina Woolf 'A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.' — With this provocative contention Virginia Woolf, author of such distinguished novels as The Waves and To the Lighthouse, set out in 1929 to discuss the problems of the woman writer. In an era when women were only admitted to college libraries if suitably escorted or pro... more »vided with letters of introduction, these problems were legion. But her wit and well-informed optimism prevail, although she may, and does, rail mightily against stupidity and prejudice. Her crusading spirit, revealed throughout, shows nowehere more clearly than in this declaration: 'Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, not lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.'
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