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The Lifted Veil: Women’s 19th Century Stories - Folio Society


Title: The Lifted Veil: Women’s 19th Century Stories
Author: Various
Publisher: Folio Society
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Format: Hardcover
Condition: This book is in great condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

In her iconic essay of 1929, A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf speculates on how fiction will need to change in the future if it is to fit the requirements of women as both writers and readers. Woolf almost certainly had in mind the example of the short story which had already proved to be a favourite genre with women writers on both sides of the Atlantic. Taken together, the twelve short stories provide a fascinating insight into women’s lives in the nineteenth century. They deal with divorce, sex, motherhood, finance, and home furnishings. All elements, in fact, that continue to make up our own lives at the beginning of this new century.