The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts

1st Edition

Ann Heilmann

Routledge
Published March 19, 1998
Reference - 3278 Pages
ISBN 9780415179430 - CAT# RU17534
Series: History of Feminism

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Summary

This anthology contextualizes key feminist texts and ideas by linking them with the transformation of public opinion brought about by the late Victorian debate on marriage, motherhood and women's right to an independent life.
Included are Mona Caird's controversial The Morality of Marriage; debates between feminists, traditionalists and anti-feminists on marriage, divorce and the New Woman, and selected reading from New Woman fiction, both feminist and anti-feminist, which reproduces the media debate on morality in literature.

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