Comments on ""Only a novel!" Part I" - Faerye Net 2010-10-14T19:41:29+00:00 Re: An earlier room 2010-10-14T19:41:29+00:00 2010-10-14T19:41:29+00:00 <p>Interesting, but perhaps not unexpected, since both came from (by modern standards) large families — Woolf especially so. In the context of Austen, it’s interesting to note (as Woolf does) that she didn’t have a room of her own. She quotes Austen’s nephew: “How she was able to effect all this 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 of casual interruptions.”</p> Felicity An earlier room 2010-10-14T18:13:02+00:00 2010-10-14T18:13:02+00:00 <p>Tangentially related: I discovered just yesterday that Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote “If I am to write, I must have a room to myself, which shall be my own” prior to Woolf, according to <a href=";pg=PA139&amp;lpg=PA139&amp;dq=%22room+to+myself%22+harriet+beecher+stowe&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=6jy29eMkLG&amp;sig=ui7fFkn_K2gpQgj1Khh5QRzc4uU&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=wam3TPzqGYKglAfu2cmJCQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CBEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false" rel="nofollow">Joan D. Hedrick’s biography of Stowe</a>.</p> Mary Alexandra Agner