A Room of One's Own Essay

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Dell'Amico has published numerous essays and articles on twentieth century authors and teaches literature and composition. In the following essay, she considers various settings of the novel, Oxbridge, Fernham, the British Museum, and the streets of London.

The commentary that makes up Virginia Woolf s A Room of One's Own is delivered by a female narrator on the move. She is first depicted wandering out-of-doors on the grounds of a university campus. Immediately afterwards, she makes her way indoors into various rooms and halls belonging to two of the many colleges that readers can assume make up this university. Next, she is depicted visiting the British Museum in the heart of London. She ends the book located in her London home. The mobility of this narrator points to the importance of setting in the novel. Setting, the context within which actions and persons are placed in literary...

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