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Author Bernstein, Susan David.

Title Roomscape : women writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf / Susan David Bernstein
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Summary Drawing on archival materials around this national library reading room, 'Roomscape' integrates documentary, theoretical historical, and literary sources to examine the significance of this public interior space for women writers and their treatment of reading and writing spaces in literary texts. This study challenges an assessment of the reading room of the British Museum as a bastion of class and gender privilege, an image firmly established by Virginia Woolf's 'A Room of One's Own' and the legions of feminist scholarship that upholds this spatial conceit
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject British Museum.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Reading rooms -- England -- London -- History.
Women authors -- Societies, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748681612 (electronic bk.)
9780748681617 (electronic bk.)