This book shows that the novel of German women's emancipation in the late nineteenth century has been marginalized precisely because of its engagement with politics and protest, and its communication to a wide public of challenging ideas for social reform.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Women, Fiction and Protest in the Late Nineteenth Century 1. Social Injustice and Emotional Truths in the Fiction of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach 2. Political Literature and Pacifism: Minna Kautsky's Stefan vom Grillenhof and Bertha von Suttner's Die Waffen nieder! 3. Truth, Art and Sympathy in Gabriele Reuter's Aus guter Familie 4. The Exploitation of Women's Bodies for Sex and Science in Helene Bohlau's Der Rangierbahnhof and Halbtier! 5. Morality and Maternalism: Vera's Eine fur viele and Hedwig Dohm's Christa Ruland 6. Pregnancy and Ambivalence in Lou Andreas-Salomes Das Haus 7. The Unmarried Mother in Clara Viebig's Die Schuldige, Das Haus tagliche Brot and Gabriele Reuter's Das Tranenhaus 8. Ilse Frapan, Else Jerusalem and the Reception of Women's Novels in the Early Twentieth Century 9. Conclusion