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Victorian Social Activists'' Novels.

By: Lovesey, Oliver.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2011Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (1426 p.).ISBN: 9781781446836.Subject(s): English literature -- Great Britain -- Women authors -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Victorian Social Activists'' NovelsDDC classification: 820.9 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 1; Contents of the Edition; Contents to Volume 1; Acknowledgements; General Introduction; Select Bibliography; Introduction to Caroline Norton, The Wife; A Note on the Text; The Wife; Appendices: Caroline Norton; Appendix 1: A Voice from the Factories; Appendix 2: A Plain Letter to Lord Chancellor on the Infant Custody Bill; Appendix 3: A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cranworth's Marriage and Divorce Bill; Introduction to Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Janet Doncaster; Note on the Text; Janet Doncaster; Appendices: Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Appendix 4: ''The Medical and general Education of Women''Appendix 5: ''The Electoral Disabilities of Women''; Appendix 6: ''The Future of Englishwomen: A Reply''; Editorial Notes to Volume 1; Textual Variants to Volume 1; Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 2; Contents to Volume 2; Introduction to Ellice Hopkins, Rose Turquand; Note on the Text; Ellice Jne Hopkins, Rose Turquand; Appendices: Ellice Hopkins; Appendix 1: The Visitation of Dens; Appendix 2: The Life and Letters of James Hinton; Appendix 3: The White Cross Army; Appendix 4: The Power of Womanhood
Editorial Notes to Volume 2Textual Variants Volume 2; Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 3; Contents to Volume 3; Introduction to Mary Eleanor Benson, At Sundry Times and in Divers Manners; Note on the Text; Mary Eleanor Benson, At Sundry Times and in Divers Manners; Appendices: Mary Eleanor Benson; Appendix 1: In Defence of Domestic Service; Appendix 2: Streets and Lanes of the City; Editorial Notes to Volume 3; Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 4; Contents to Volume 4; Introduction to Margaret Todd, Mona Maclean, Medical Student; Note on the Text
Margaret Todd, Mona MacleanAppendices: Maragret Todd; Appendix 1: 'Some Thoughts on the Woman Question'; Appendix 2: The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake; Appendix 3: ''Medical Women in Fiction''; Appendix 4: ''Medical Women''; Editorial Notes to Volume 4; Textual Notes to Volume 4
Summary: The writers of these novels were involved in various types of activism, using approaches ranging from conservative amelioration to radical militancy. Their works employ a broad variety of genres from the novel of manners, sensation, education and vocation, to allegory, romance and lesbian fiction.
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Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 1; Contents of the Edition; Contents to Volume 1; Acknowledgements; General Introduction; Select Bibliography; Introduction to Caroline Norton, The Wife; A Note on the Text; The Wife; Appendices: Caroline Norton; Appendix 1: A Voice from the Factories; Appendix 2: A Plain Letter to Lord Chancellor on the Infant Custody Bill; Appendix 3: A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cranworth's Marriage and Divorce Bill; Introduction to Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Janet Doncaster; Note on the Text; Janet Doncaster; Appendices: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Appendix 4: ''The Medical and general Education of Women''Appendix 5: ''The Electoral Disabilities of Women''; Appendix 6: ''The Future of Englishwomen: A Reply''; Editorial Notes to Volume 1; Textual Variants to Volume 1; Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 2; Contents to Volume 2; Introduction to Ellice Hopkins, Rose Turquand; Note on the Text; Ellice Jne Hopkins, Rose Turquand; Appendices: Ellice Hopkins; Appendix 1: The Visitation of Dens; Appendix 2: The Life and Letters of James Hinton; Appendix 3: The White Cross Army; Appendix 4: The Power of Womanhood

Editorial Notes to Volume 2Textual Variants Volume 2; Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 3; Contents to Volume 3; Introduction to Mary Eleanor Benson, At Sundry Times and in Divers Manners; Note on the Text; Mary Eleanor Benson, At Sundry Times and in Divers Manners; Appendices: Mary Eleanor Benson; Appendix 1: In Defence of Domestic Service; Appendix 2: Streets and Lanes of the City; Editorial Notes to Volume 3; Victorian Social Activists'' Novels Volume 4; Contents to Volume 4; Introduction to Margaret Todd, Mona Maclean, Medical Student; Note on the Text

Margaret Todd, Mona MacleanAppendices: Maragret Todd; Appendix 1: 'Some Thoughts on the Woman Question'; Appendix 2: The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake; Appendix 3: ''Medical Women in Fiction''; Appendix 4: ''Medical Women''; Editorial Notes to Volume 4; Textual Notes to Volume 4

The writers of these novels were involved in various types of activism, using approaches ranging from conservative amelioration to radical militancy. Their works employ a broad variety of genres from the novel of manners, sensation, education and vocation, to allegory, romance and lesbian fiction.

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This handsome set reprints novels by five female Victorian social activists: Caroline Norton's The Wife (1835) and Millicent Garrett Fawcett's Janet Doncaster (1875) are in the first volume; Ellice Jane Hopkins's Rose Tarquand (1876), Mary Eleanor Benson's At Sundry Times and in Divers Manners (1891), and Margaret Todd's Mona Maclean, Medical Student (1892) each get a volume of their own. A biographical essay introduces each author and is followed by an introduction to the particular novel. Appendixes, again with introductions, offer nonfiction writings, for example, pamphlets and essays from periodicals, by the authors. All references are carefully documented with copious endnotes. The biographical notices contain excellent overviews of the causes for which the novelists fought--marriage rights, suffrage, education, social purity. Lovesey (Univ. of British Columbia) provides a bibliography of works about the authors and a "note on the text" for each novel. The reader will inevitably feel the urge to read more about the fascinating lives and works of these courageous women. Students of Victorian culture will welcome the availability of these underread novels. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. J. D. Vann emeritus, University of North Texas

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