A Room of One’s Own.
WOOLF Virginia (1929)
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LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF.
Limited edition. Number 40 of 100 copies signed by Woolf, reserved for sale in Great Britain, from a total edition of 450. Tall 8vo., original deep red cloth, lettered in gilt. London/New York, The Hogarth Press/The Fountain Press.
Woolf’s seminal feminist essay, in which she argues that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own to write fiction’, in a literary tradition dominated by men.
The essay was based on lectures given by Woolf to two Cambridge societies. After finishing Orlando, Woolf wanted to “write a history, say of Newnham or the women’s movement, in the same vein.” Continuing her experiments with ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’, she writes a short biography of Shakespeare’s sister as if she had existed and been bestowed with the same artistic capabilities as her brother. As she puts it herself in the essay, “fiction here is likely to contain more truth than fact”.
Spine slightly sunned, otherwise a fine copy. Kirkpatrick A12a.
Stock Code: 229168