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The Woman Who Did

Author : Grant Allen
ISBN : 9781776581955
Genre : Fiction
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Canadian scholar and writer Grant Allen held many progressive views, and he saw himself as a proponent of women's rights. He penned the novel The Woman Who Did as a means of shedding light on the many social strictures and constraints facing women in the late nineteenth century. The story follows a middle-class young woman who deliberately flouts convention and eventually bears a child out of wedlock. Met with a firestorm of criticism in its day, The Woman Who Did remains an intriguing read more than 100 years later.
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The Woman Who Did

Author : Grant Allen
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The controversial subject matter of Grant Allen's novel, The Woman Who Did, made it a major bestseller in 1895. It tells the story of Herminia Barton, a university-educated New Woman who, because of her belief that marriage oppresses women, refuses to marry her lover even though she shares his bed and bears his child. Her ideals come into disastrous conflict with intensely patriarchal late Victorian England. Indeed, Allen intended his novel to shock readers into a serious exploration of some of the major issues in fin de siècle sexual politics, issues that he himself, in various periodical articles under the rubric of the "Woman Question," had played a leading role in opening up to public debate. This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction as well as a rich selection of appendices which include excerpts from Allen's writings on women, sex, and marriage; contemporary writings on the "Sex Problem"; documents pertaining to the Marriage Debate; contemporary responses to the novel; and excerpts from two parodies of the novel. I. Mrs. Dewsbury's lawn was held by those who knew it the loveliest in Surrey. The smooth and springy sward that stretched in front of the house was all composed of a tiny yellow clover. It gave beneath the foot like the pile on velvet. One's gaze looked forth from it upon the endless middle distances of the oak-clad Weald, with the uncertain blue line of the South Downs in the background. Ridge behind ridge, the long, low hills of paludina limestone stood out in successive tiers, each thrown up against its neighbor by the misty haze that broods eternally over the wooded valley; till, roaming across them all, the eye rested at last on the rearing scarp of Chanctonbury Ring, faintly pencilled on the furthest skyline. Shadowy phantoms of dim heights framed the verge to east and west. Alan Merrick drank it in with profound satisfaction. After those sharp and clear-cut Italian outlines, hard as lapis lazuli, the mysterious vagueness, the pregnant suggestiveness, of our English scenery strikes the imagination; and Alan was fresh home from an early summer tour among the Peruginesque solidities of the Umbrian Apennines. "How beautiful it all is, after all," he said, turning to his entertainer. "In Italy 'tis the background the painter dwells upon; in England, we look rather at the middle distance." Mrs. Dewsbury darted round her the restless eye of a hostess, to see upon whom she could socially bestow him. "Oh, come this way," she said, sweeping across the lawn towards a girl in a blue dress at the opposite corner. "You must know our new-comer. I want to introduce you to Miss Barton, from Cambridge. She's SUCH a nice girl too,—the Dean of Dunwich's daughter."...
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The Woman Who Did

Author : Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen
ISBN : OCLC:432812356
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Women Who Did

Author : Angelique Richardson
ISBN : 9780141905525
Genre : Social Science
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"A lady? decidedly. Fast? perhaps. Original? undoubtedly. Worth knowing? rather." Daring and dynamic, the 'new woman' came to represent the very spirit of the age. The stories in this anthology take up this phenomenon and examine society throughthe eyes of the new woman, as she encountered new choices in marriage, motherhood, work and love. Women Who Did charts a rebellion that was social, sexual and literary. It tells the stories of competing voices - of the men and women who entered into the fray of the fin de siècle, and were not afraid to confront, challenge or delight in the irrepressible New, in an irrepressibly new form, the short story.
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Grant Allen Collection Novels Ii The Woman Who Did Hilda Wade The Type Writer Girl 3 Books

Author : Grant Allen
ISBN : 1726043827
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3 NOVELS This Second volume of the Grant Allen collection presents 3 novels: The Woman Who Did, Hilda Wade, The Type-Writer Girl. After assisting Sir W. W. Hunter with his Gazetteer of India in the early 1880s, Allen turned his attention to fiction, and between 1884 and 1899 produced about 30 novels. In 1895, his scandalous book titled The Woman Who Did, promulgating certain startling views on marriage and kindred questions, became a bestseller. The book told the story of an independent woman who has a child out of wedlock. In his career, Allen wrote two novels under female pseudonyms. One of these, the short novel The Type-writer Girl, he wrote under the name Olive Pratt Rayner.
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How Not To Start An Orphanage

Author : Tara Winkler
ISBN : 9781742695174
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How could it be wrong to save the children by starting an orphanage? Oh, in so many ways . . . Tara Winkler first arrived in Cambodia to join a tour group in 2005 and was taken to visit a small orphanage in Battambang. The children were living in extreme poverty, and Tara was determined to raise money to help them. Two years later, after fundraising in Australia, Tara returned to Battambang only to discover that the same children were in deep trouble. Her spontaneous response was to find them a new, safe, home. With a team of committed locals and support from friends, she established the Cambodian Children's Trust (CCT). With an instant family of fourteen children and three dogs, Tara had to learn a lot, very fast. And, along the way, she realised that many of the actions she took with good intentions were not at all what the children needed - or indeed, what any child needs. CCT now helps vulnerable children to escape poverty and be cared for within their families. In this compelling, poignant and funny memoir, Tara shares the many joys and the terrible lows of her journey thus far with honesty and passion. Written with co-writer, Lynda Delacey, How (Not) to Start an Orphanage is a book that will keep you thinking long after you turn the final page.
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Eliza The Woman Who Did

Author : Gwyneth Millard
ISBN : 1521162670
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The true story of Eliza a young girl from the Lancashire town of Wigan in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. When she met and fell in love with a young local doctor, she knew their love would last for ever, even beyond the grave. Against her parents' wishes she deserted her family and fell under his spell. His controlling influence continued even after his untimely death when bigotry and prejudice led to her losing both her dignity and her freedom.
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Male Representations Of The New Women

Author : Shahira binti Abdul Kader
ISBN : OCLC:957357906
Genre : Feminism in literature
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This study investigates and analyses male writers' representations of the New Woman, a new type of women who emerged in late-nineteenth-century Britain, and issues concerning women, also known as the Woman Question, by focussing on two novels by two authors, Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (or better-known as Grant Allen) and George Robert Gissing. They were prolific and best-selling authors during their lifetimes. Although these writers' works are important for their representations of the New Woman, they are less known today in England as well as in Malaysia. The choice of these under-researched authors has also been motivated by a tendency in past studies to focus on a limited number of female authors whose works portrayed the New Woman. Studies that focus on the male representation of the New Woman, on the other hand, are rare and far-in-between. Hence, this thesis is a novel contribution because of its focus on a male-gendered portrayal the New Woman and issues concerning the late- nineteenth-century women. The approach used in the study is based on First Wave Feminist Theory, as founded by important works such as Mary Wollstonecraft's seminal writing, The Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). The data for this qualitative study is taken from the writers' novels - The Woman Who Did (1895) by Grant Allen and The Odd Women (1893) by George Gissing. The thesis' discussion of these writers' male representations on the New Woman and the Woman Question show that while their writings argue that society needed to change the condition and position of women, they were neither completely supportive nor absolutely against women's rights in general.
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Ten Days In A Mad House

Author : Nellie Bly
ISBN : 9781849895316
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the true story of reporter Nellie Bly, who pretends to be insane, and manages to get herself committed into an insane asylum in the USA. This revised second digital edition is a fascinating account, specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.
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