A Room of One’s Own. Virginia Woolf. Chapter One. The essay begins with a question – ‘But, you may say,… what has that to do with a room of one’s own?’ Suggests that what is to come is unconventional, contrary to expectation.
Woolf turns to books that are written by men about women. Her focus being women and what they are like.
Woolf uses the fictional character of Mary Carmichael and her novel ‘Life’s Adventures’ to explore her concerns. It is a contemporary work by a woman, part of the developing tradition of women and fiction and breaks new ground in its depiction of women and their relationships with each other.