Virginia Woolf "A Room of One's Own
Virginia Woolf "A Room of One's Own UI332-01
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Virginia Woolf quotA Room of One s Ownquot Pt 4 1929 Anne Finch Countess of Winchilsea 16611720 Wrote several love poems to her husband A Letter to Dafnis Believed in social justice for women Wrote also about her struggles with chronic depression Works have a consistent theme of the dif cult position of the female writer Also stressed the necessity of writing and the artistic impulse Margaret Lucas Cavendish the Duchess of Newcastle 16231673 Poet philosopher writer of prose romances essayist playwright autobiographer biographer First woman to visit the Royal Society of London and had scienti c discussions with Hobbes Descartes and Boyle Published extensively on science as well as literature Wrote one of the rst treatises against animal abuse Wrote the rst utopian narrative with a woman as its central character whose best friend was quotThe Duchess of Newcastlequot The Description of a New World Called the Blazing World a philosophical political and scienti c treatise Her nickname quotMad Madgequot Dorothy Osborne Lady Temple 16271695 Known for her witty and insightful observations in her letters Wife of Sir William Osborne a diplomat for King William III and Queen Mary H Most of the 77 letters were written during her secret courtship with William Osborne Jane Austen 17751817 Novelist Known for realism irony social commentary and satire Astute critic of human manners particularly among the landed gentry quotShe is a poker of whom everyone is afraid Critiqued the 18thcentury novels of sensibility and was part of the transition to 19thcentury realism H Aphra Behn 164089 Poet translator playwright ction writer 1St English professional female playwright Mysterious background Husband unknown Might have been a spy for the Royalists supporters of the King Possibly traveled to the Americas Wrote rst treatise in English that criticized the slave trade Brie y arrested for libel in one of her prologues to the play Like Father Like Son Criticized for putting sexual content in her plays and poems not unusual for male writers Buried in Westminster Abbey but not in Poet s Corner