Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own

Cover drawing by Paul Hogarth

Title: A Room of One’s Own (Penguin Modern Classics paperback, 1963 UK edition, first published 1928)

Author: Virginia Woolf, English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories

About: “the problems of the woman writer”

Found: second-hand bookshop somewhere near the the University of Edinburgh in Scotland

Date purchased: @1995

Reason purchased: Beautifully illustrated cover (by Paul Hogarth), research for my Master’s thesis, a needed addition to my feminist book collection, and a moving read

Cost: 1 pound 25 pence


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

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”


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