Room of One's Own

by Virginia Woolf

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A Room of One’s Own grew out of a lecture that Virginia Woolf had been invited to give at Girton College, Cambridge in 1928. Ranging over Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte and why neither of them could have written War and Peace, over the silent fate of Shakespeare’s gifted sister, over the effects of poverty and chastity on female creativity.

“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own