A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Vintage Classics Woolf Series

This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784870870

Category: Women

Page: 288

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This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality. A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism.

The Years

The Years follows the lives of the Pargiters, a large middle-class London family, from an uncertain spring in 1880 to a party on a summer evening in the 1930s.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784872237

Category: London (England)

Page: 416

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The Years follows the lives of the Pargiters, a large middle-class London family, from an uncertain spring in 1880 to a party on a summer evening in the 1930s. We see them each endure and remember heart-break, loss, radical change and stifling conformity, marriage and regret.

The Waves Vintage Classics Woolf Series

Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf's response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty-six.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784870846

Category: Friendship

Page: 214

View: 167

The Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival. Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf's response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty-six.

Orlando Vintage Classics Woolf Series

"WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN DUNMORE As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784870854

Category: Nobility

Page: 272

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"WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN DUNMORE As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, 36-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as a woman who knows what it is to be a man will give him insight into matters of the heart."


To the Lighthouse Vintage Classics Woolf Series

The novel's opening section teems with the noise, complications, bruised emotions, joys and quiet tragedies of everyday family life that might go on forever.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784870838

Category:

Page: 256

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"Mr and Mrs Ramsay and their eight children have always holidayed at their summer house in Skye, surrounded by family friends. The novel's opening section teems with the noise, complications, bruised emotions, joys and quiet tragedies of everyday family life that might go on forever. But time passes, bringing with it war and death, and the summer home stands empty until one day, many years later, when the family return to make the long-postponed visit to the lighthouse. One of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century, To the Lighthouse is at once an intensely autobiographical and universally moving masterpiece."

Mrs Dalloway

Undeniably triumphant, this is the inspired novelistic outline of human consciousness.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099470454

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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In this vivid portrait of one day in a woman's life, Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party she is to give that evening. As she readies her house she is flooded with memories and, met with the realities of the present, she

Orlando

The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson and Margaret Reynolds, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. See also: Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099478285

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 396

Orlando has always been an outsider. His longing for passion, adventure and fulfilment takes him out of his own time. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world. Will he find happiness with the exotic Russian Princess Sasha? Or is the dashing explorer Shelmerdine the ideal man? And what form will Orlando take on the journey - a nobleman, traveller, writer? Man or-- woman?

Jacob s Room

New to the Vintage Classics Woolf series, this is Woolf's groundbreaking experimental novel. Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 9781784877958

Category:

Page: 208

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Introduced by Quentin Bell In her third novel, Virginia Woolf discovers her own unique voice as a novelist and the impressionistic style of her great later works. This definitive edition contains the original Hogarth Press text as overseen by the author and a list of the textual variants that appeared during her lifetime. Jacob's Room tells the moving story of Jacob Flanders, a young man killed in the First World War, and marks a turning point in the history of the English novel. It is also a remarkable work in its own right.

To the Lighthouse

The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. See also: The Waves

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099478293

Category: Classical fiction

Page: 224

View: 939

From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a remarkable and moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life, and the conflict between male and female principles, in what is probably her most popular novel.