Women and Writing

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Known for her novels, and for the dubious fame of being a doyenne of the 'Bloomsbury Set', in her time Virginia Woolf was highly respected as a major essayist and critic with a special interest and commitment to contemporary literature, and women's writing in particular. This spectacular collection of essays and other writings does justice to those efforts, offering unique appraisals of Aphra Behn, Mary Wollstonecraft, the Duchess of Newcastle, Dorothy Richardson, Charlotte Bronte, and Katherine Mansfield, ...
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Overview


Known for her novels, and for the dubious fame of being a doyenne of the 'Bloomsbury Set', in her time Virginia Woolf was highly respected as a major essayist and critic with a special interest and commitment to contemporary literature, and women's writing in particular. This spectacular collection of essays and other writings does justice to those efforts, offering unique appraisals of Aphra Behn, Mary Wollstonecraft, the Duchess of Newcastle, Dorothy Richardson, Charlotte Bronte, and Katherine Mansfield, amongst many others. Gathered too, and using previously unpublished (sometimes even unsigned) journal extracts, are what will now become timeless commentaries on 'Women and Fiction', 'Professions for Women' and 'The Intellectual Status of Women'. More than half a century after the publication of A Room Of One's Own, distinguished scholar Michele Barrett cohesively brings together work which, throughout the years, has been scattered throughout many texts and many volumes. . . affording these very valuable writings the collective distinction they deserve at last.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156028066
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/31/2003
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 534,804
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Woolf

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 25, 1882
    2. Place of Birth:
      London
    1. Date of Death:
      March 28, 1941
    2. Place of Death:
      Sussex, England

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Notes and Sources 36
Women and Fiction 43
Women and Leisure 53
The Intellectual Status of Women 55
Professions for Women 57
Men and Women 64
Women Novelists 68
Indiscretions 72
The Duchess of Newcastle 79
Aphra Behn 89
A Scribbling Dame (Eliza Haywood) 92
Mary Wollstonecraft 96
Jane Austen Practising 104
Jane Austen 109
Haworth, November 1904 121
'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights' 126
'Aurora Leigh' 133
Mrs Gaskell 145
George Eliot 150
'I am Christina Rossetti' 161
The Compromise (Mrs Humphry Ward) 169
Wilcoxiana (Ella Wheeler Wilcox) 173
Olive Schreiner 180
A Terribly Sensitive Mind (Katherine Mansfield) 184
Dorothy Richardson 188
Royalty 193
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