A Room Of One's Own

Virginia Woolf

A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (Downloadable audio ISBN 9781907416903) book cover

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With an exclusive new introduction by Ali Smith, Virginia Woolf’s famous polemic is brought to new life on audio

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction …”

First published in 1929, A Room of One’s Own is Virginia Woolf’s pioneering work on women in literature. An accessible yet fiercely astute essay, it is a crystallisation of the intelligent analysis behind her novels, and confirms her as a writer not only of style, but of undeniable substance.

Ranging from discussing Austen’s pandering to a male writing style, to imagining the dreadful fate of Shakespeare’s talented, intelligent sister, Woolf makes the topic an enjoyable journey through her imagination, filling in for the undocumented in female history, and exploring the loss to the literary landscape in her own entertaining, convincing prose.
Bonus CD includes selection of Virginia Woolf’s short stories: Monday or Tuesday, A Haunted House, Kew Gardens and The New Dress.
Narrator Juliet Stevenson is one of Britain’s best-loved actresses. She starred in And When Did You Last See Your Father with Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth, and has read several audiobooks for CSA & Canongate including E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View.

“Praise for the readerJuliet Stevenson’s narration is perfect”
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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a novelist and essayist and is regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures.