Book Reviews of A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
ISBN-13: 9780156787338
ISBN-10: 0156787334
Publication Date: 12/27/1989
Pages: 132
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 119 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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"Mrs. Woolf speaks for her sex with as much fancy as logic, as much wit as knoweldge, and with imagination of a true novelist"- The New York Times
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I've actually read this book for a "Women in Literature" class where all the other books were somewhat centralized around this one. We discussed the writing itself as a steady stream of consciousness instead of an organized, categorized, edited essay or novel. What will grab the reader's attention are the many heartpounding quotes and "Shakespeare's Sister!"
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The age-old glass ceiling - put in place partially by the all-consuming role of mother and caregiver and partly by jealousy of men unsure of their own abilities - is experienced by women in all professions. Woolf expounds her observations and deductions in a sometimes heavy-handed, but always clear and precise manner, speaking specifically of women writers, but the points are easily expandable to any métier. A wonderful and personally telling monograph, beautiful words and you can almost hear the reaction of the crowd gathered to hear her verbal presentation from which the book is taken. A keeper - not to be re-listed!
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From the New York Times: "Mrs. Woolf speaks for her sex with as much fancy as logic, as much wit as knowledge, and with the imagination of a true novelist." This is really a long essay. Very Woolf.