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  • A Room of One's Own

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    A Room of One's Own is a feminist essay by Virginia Woolf, delivered to students of women's colleges at Cambridge University. Woolf discusses the historical oppression of women with respect to education and economic freedom, sometimes making arguments through hypothetical figures like "Judith Shakespeare," William's sister who would have been unable to cultivate such genius because she would have been oppressed by men, denied education and freedom. Woolf also discusses lesbianism and censorship and avoiding such suppression.

  • A Room with a View

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    A Room With a View is the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young Edwardian woman on holiday in Florence with her overbearing older cousin. While there, Lucy falls in love with an Englishman named George Emerson and the two rapidly begin growing closer. The novel is mainly concerned with the restrictions placed on young women by Edwardian society, a set of social rules exemplified by Lucy's hotel room with its beautiful view and the constant presence of her nosy and oppressive cousin.

  • Horizons of Rooms

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  • The Blue Room

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  • To Room Nineteen

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  • Trouble with Math in a One-Room Country School

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  • A Room Made of Windows

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  • The Borning Room

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  • The Broom of the System

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  • The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms

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