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A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out By Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf


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A Room of One's Own has become a classic feminist essay; The Voyage Out is highly significant as her first novel.

A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out Summary

A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own (1929) has become a classic feminist essay and perhaps Virginia Woolf's best known work; The Voyage Out (1915) is highly significant as her first novel. Both focus on the place of women within the power structures of modern society.

The essay lays bare the woman artist's struggle for a voice, since throughout history she has been denied the social and economic independence assumed by men. Woolf's prescription is clear: if a woman is to find creative expression equal to a man's, she must have an independent income, and a room of her own. This is both an acute analysis and a spirited rallying cry; it remains surprisingly resonant and relevant in the 21st century.

The novel explores these issues more personally, through the character of Rachel Vinrace, a young woman whose `voyage out' to South America opens up powerful encounters with her fellow-travellers, men and women. As she begins to understand her place in the world, she finds the happiness of love, but also sees its brute power. Woolf has a sharp eye for the comedy of English manners in a foreign milieu; but the final undertow of the novel is tragic as, in some of her finest writing, she calls up the essential isolation of the human spirit.

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GOR004364129
9781840226799
184022679X
A Room of One's Own & The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
2012-02-05
480
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