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.'" (500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen)
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This pertains only to the Kindle edition of Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf (ASIN: B004TC0GRC) and not to the book itself or the related print edition. Read morePublished 22 months ago by T. Walsh
This title forms the basis for any other feminist tract that's ever been written since. This book-length essay is simply exceptional, and is very very powerful.Published on December 30, 2012 by New to Amazon
Everyone reads A room of one's own. Don't miss this one. On the eve of fascism. She's both a feminist and a critic of feminism. A curious insight into the interwar periodPublished on December 13, 2012 by Ellen C. Dubois
I ordered this book and had it quickly. Not only that, but the book was in perfect condition! It was wonderful and better than expected!Published on November 26, 2012 by Demi Wilkerson
Virginia Woolf wrote "Three Guineas" because of the wide spread response to "A Room of One's Own." The tone is quite different, though the glittering prose is the same. Read morePublished on April 11, 2012 by Amazon Customer