A Room of One s Own, is one of Virginia Woolf s most influential works and is widely recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the women s movement. This timely and important new edition adopts the complete text of the first British edition published in 1929. * Features a comprehensive introduction detailing the process and composition of Woolf s original essay and the evolution of its subsequent publication history * The first comprehensive and authoritative edition of this foundational text of the feminist movement, and one of the most significant works in Woolf s own canon * The only volume based on comparisons of each of the British editions of A Room of One s Own that appeared in Woolf s lifetime * Incorporates extensive explanatory notes which reveal the essay s broader political, historical, social, and literary contexts * Includes a comprehensive appendix highlighting variations between each of the British editions that appeared in Woolf s lifetime and the first American edition; alterations from Woolf s uncorrected proofs; and current editorial emendations incorporated in this new edition
David Bradshaw is Professor of English Literature at Oxford University and a Fellow of Worcester College. His edited works include The Hidden Huxley (1994), A Concise Companion to Modernism (2003), The Cambridge Companion to E.M. Forster (2007), A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (with Kevin J.H. Dettmar, 2006), Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day (with Rachel Potter, 2013), and Woolf s Mrs Dalloway (2000), To the Lighthouse (2006), and The Waves (2014), as well as many other Modernist texts. He has also edited the Shakespeare Head edition of The Years (with Ian Blyth, 2012) and is Co-Executive Editor of the 42-volume The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh (with Martin Stannard, forthcoming). Stuart N. Clarke has transcribed and edited Virginia Woolf s Orlando: The Original Holograph Draft (1993); was co-compiler with B. J. Kirkpatrick of the 4th edition of A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf (1997); and edited Translations from the Russian (2006), by Virginia Woolf and S. S. Koteliansky, and Volumes 5 and 6 of the complete Essays of Virginia Woolf (2009 and 2011). He is a founding member of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and has edited its journal, the Virginia Woolf Bulletin, since its inception in 1999.
Acknowledgements viii Abbreviations ix Frontispiece: the dust-jacket for the first English edition xi Introduction xii A ROOM OF ONE S OWN 1 Notes 83 Appendix: Textual Variants and Emendations 125