Another demonstration that Virginia Woolf has a dual personality, and that as a commentator and critic, she is as incisive, definite, logical and ironic as she is vague and inconsequential in the reflections of her fictional characters. This is for the readers who liked A Room of her Own, and she again takes up the cudgels for British womanhood, presenting in oblique fashion, a penetrating commentary on woman's position in society, the limitations of opportunity and equipment, the slow coming of equality (?) of opportunity and right to an independent opinion. Barbed wit, subtle irony, a challenge to men -- and to women. An important and significant book.