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Page from the autograph manuscript of A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf

Widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative novelists of twentieth-century modernism, Virginia Woolf was also a literary critic, journalist, and social thinker with a powerful voice in contemporary debates. As a founding member of the Bloomsbury Group, she spoke and wrote against the Victorian prejudices of class and gender. Based on her lectures ‘Women and Fiction’, A Room of One’s Own became a feminist classic, predicting a future for women writers free from social, financial, and educational prejudice. Woolf’s learned and elegant, but accessible prose, is the best advocate for the dialogue she proposed between the intellectual and their audiences.