A Room of One’s Own

(first published 1929)

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Language: English

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This feminist essay argues for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy. First published on 24 October 1929, the extended essay was based on a series of lectures delivered by Virginia Woolf at Cambridge University in October 1928. While it employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled “Women and Fiction”, and hence the essay, are non-fiction. [Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Cori Samuel.]

Total running time: 4:02:37 – Read in English by Cori Samuel

Section 1 – 47:39
Section 2 – 35:37
Section 3 – 35:05
Section 4 – 45:17
Section 5 – 35:18
Section 6 – 43:39

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Dedicated Proof-Listener: Majlinger Diána, Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Hokuspokus

Catalogued 16. June 2012