A Room of One’s Own

By Virginia Woolf


A Room of One’s Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women’s colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explo…


Published date: January 1, 1929
Type: Books
Genre: Nonfiction

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I don’t know why it took me so long to get into Virginia Woolf, but now I love her with the same passion as my best friends. Everything she wrote is amazing - Orlando is the Sgt Pepper of novels; a sexy psychedelic concept album bursting with unforgettable riffs - but A Room of One’s Own has a particular clean, precise, joyous anger to it that still reads as in advance of it’s time, nearly a hundred years later. I walk around Fitzroy Square and think of her; if I had a third girl, I would call her “Virginia.” Or “Woolf.”