Three Guineas (Annotated)-Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey, Dr. Jane Marcus

  • Title: Three Guineas (Annotated)
  • Author: Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey, Dr. Jane Marcus
  • Released: 2006-07-03
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  • Pages: 352
  • ISBN: 0156031639
  • ISBN13: 978-0156031639
  • ASIN: 0156031639


Review Like Virginia Woolf's better known A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas is still timely and well worth the effort required to read it. In this book-length essay, an English writer responds to a letter - from a society for preventing war and protecting culture and intellectual liberty - which asks "How in your opinion are we to prevent war?" and requests a one guinea donation. Her response examines this and two similar requests, one from a women's college building fund, and the other from a society promoting the employment of professional women. Each request for a guinea is seriously and thoroughly considered by questioning, in detail, why each of the needs exists: Why doesn't the English government support education for women? Why are women in England barred from professional work? And why is World War II imminent? With scathing humor, boundless dignity, and engaging detail, Virginia Woolf finds the answers to all three questions in the same source: "...we can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods... to assert 'the rights of all - all men and women - to the respect in their persons of the great principles of Justice and Equality and Liberty.'" (500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen)

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