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Three guineas /
Virginia Woolf.
imprint
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1966.
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188 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0156901773
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New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1966.
isbn
0156901773
catalogue key
2053371
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-08-01:
Three of Woolf's top works get annotated by individual scholars, who also supply introductions and additional reading lists. Other extras include a chronology of the author's life and illustrations. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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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.'" -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen
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Globe & Mail, February 2005
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
The author received three separate requests for a gift of one guinea-one for a women s college building fund, one for a society promoting the employment of professional women, and one to help prevent war and protect culture, and intellectual liberty. This book is a threefold answer to these requests-and a statement of feminine purpose.
Main Description
The author received three separate requests for a gift of one guinea-one for a women's college building fund, one for a society promoting the employment of professional women, and one to help prevent war and "protect culture, and intellectual liberty." This book is a threefold answer to these requests-and a statement of feminine purpose.
Main Description
The author received three separate requests for a gift of one guinea-one for a womens college building fund, one for a society promoting the employment of professional women, and one to help prevent war and protect culture, and intellectual liberty. This book is a threefold answer to these requests-and a statement of feminine purpose.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Abbreviations
Frontispiece
List of Illustrations
Three Guineas
Editor's Notes
Emendations
Textual Variants
Passages Found Only in the First American Edition of Three Guineas
Books Cited or Referred to by Virginia Woolf in Three Guineas
Periodical Sources Cited or Referred to by Virginia Woolf in Three Guineas
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