“Jane Austen wrote like that until the end of her days. ‘How she was able to effect all this,’ her nephew writes in his memoir, ‘is surprising, for she had no separate study to repair to, and most of the work must have been done in the general sitting room, subject to all kinds ofContinue reading “Virginia Woolf: How Jane Austen worked”
Many unsung women are responsible for the benefits women enjoy today.
Women progressed once they could make money by writing.
In centuries past, women were burdened with many children and had no opportunity to write.
“Sir, a woman’s composing is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.’”
…to write a work of genius is almost always a feat of prodigious difficulty.
Any woman born with a great gift in the sixteenth century would certainly have gone crazed, shot herself
[Woman] dominates the lives of kings and conquerors in fiction; in fact she was the slave of any boy whose parents forced a ring upon her finger
Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation