The Woman's View: An Anthology of Prose Passages about Women, from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

1st Edition

June Wedgwood Benn

Routledge
March 16, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780367860325 - CAT# K459519
Series: Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

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Summary

What is it like being a woman – in society, in the home and as a person in one’s own right? Originally published in 1967, here is a collection of passages, all linked by their theme, that of being a woman. They are taken from novels, essays, letters and diaries written by or about women concerning their psychology and position in society from the later eighteenth century onwards. In these days of emancipation and assumed equality (in some countries at any rate) it is as well to remember the very recent past and to look forward to the future, for all girls will have, certain problems to face just because they are girls. It is best to be prepared.

The anthology was chosen and organised for girls who were taking English, either for General Studies or in preparation for University. The extracts cover a wide range of styles and periods, and were selected both as representative of their time and as good examples of prose. Love, sex, marriage, motherhood and the wider role of women in society are among the topics covered, and there is an ample list of suggestions for further readings, biographical notes on the writers and suggested questions for discussions or essay-writing.

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