Sunday, July 9, 2017

Fifteen classic novels under 200 pages

At Bustle, Kerri Jarema tagged fifteen classic novels with a page count mercifully below 200 pages, including:
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, her message is a simple one: women must have a fixed income and a room of their own in order to have the freedom to create.
Read about the other entries on the list.

A Room of One’s Own is among Mary Beard's six best books and Gish Jen's five notable lectures on writing.

--Marshal Zeringue