A room of one's own by David Bradshaw , Stuart N. Clarke Virginia Woolf

By David Bradshaw , Stuart N. Clarke Virginia Woolf

A Room of 1 s personal, is one among Virginia Woolf s so much influential works and is well known for its remarkable contribution to the ladies s move. This well timed and demanding new version adopts the total textual content of the 1st British variation released in 1929. * incorporates a accomplished advent detailing the method and composition of Woolf s unique essay and the evolution of its next ebook background * the 1st entire and authoritative version of this foundational textual content of the feminist flow, and the most major works in Woolf s personal canon * the single quantity in response to comparisons of every of the British variants of A Room of 1 s personal that seemed in Woolf s lifetime * accommodates large explanatory notes which demonstrate the essay s broader political, old, social, and literary contexts * incorporates a complete appendix highlighting adaptations among all of the British versions that seemed in Woolf s lifetime and the 1st American version; adjustments from Woolf s uncorrected proofs; and present editorial emendations included during this new version

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38–45. which Milton recommended for my perpetual adoration Woolf may have in mind the opening stanza of Milton’s ‘On the morning of Christ’s Nativity’ (1629): This is the month, and this the happy morn Wherein the Son of Heaven’s Eternal King Of wedded maid and virgin mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring; For so the holy sages once did sing That He our deadly forfeit should release And with his Father work us a perpetual peace. 29 29 30 31 For the broader context of Woolf’s engagement with ‘Milton’s bogey’, see p.

These houses … raw and red and squalid, with their sweets and their bootlaces Woolf seems to have in mind the shops and cottages on the east side of Newnham Road, beyond the junction with Malting Lane and before the modern-day traffic roundabout. purples and golds burn … the beat of an excitable heart The ‘purples and golds’ may well echo Byron’s ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ (1815): ‘The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, / And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold’ (ll. 1–2), while the ‘excitable heart’ may recall ‘Tess’s excitable heart’ in Tess of the d’Urbervilles (1891), Chapter XXVII, by Thomas Hardy (1840–1928).

The windows of the building … generous waves of red brick ‘Newnham Hall was a Queen Anne building, of red brick, which has mellowed after its [first] forty years. The architect, Mr. Basil Champneys [1842–1935], took a strong personal interest in its original plan and subsequent extension’ (Alice Gardner, A Short History of Newnham College, Cambridge (Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes, 1921), p. 28). ‘Following a suggestion by the Principal of Newnham, Miss Clough, Old Hall [the original Newnham Hall] was designed along the corridor system, with a window at each end of the corridor.

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