The Woman Who Did

Author: Grant Allen
Publisher: 谷月社
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The Woman Who Did from the Author: Grant Allen. 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."...

Women Who Did

Author: Angelique Richardson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141905522
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Women Who Did from the Author: Angelique Richardson. "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.

The Woman Who Did Didn T And Wouldn T

Author: Anna Plovanich
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The Woman Who Did Didn T And Wouldn T from the Author: Anna Plovanich. By the mid-1800s, it had become abundantly clear that there was a surplus of women in both Britain and America. Evident in the 1851 British census, this excess presented a problem: what was society to do with the overflow of women? Out of this debate evolved a literature that addressed the so-called New Woman, a questionable figure who challenged the rigid norms of Victorian conventions. Daring authors of New Woman novels explored other roles for women as alternatives to marriage and motherhood. The 1890s particularly saw a proliferation of New Woman novels, in which the standard heroine of this literary trend was educated, independent, and often practiced sexual freedom. Though New Women novels of the 1890s encompassed a variety of topics and lifestyles, contemporary H.E.M. Stutfield, an antagonist of the genre, distinguished New Women writers as belonging to one of two subgeneric groups: the purity school and the neurotic school. Stutfield applied these schools in a way that limited the possibility of both the New Woman novel and its heroine; it only takes a sampling of the New Woman genre to observe the futility of Stutfield's classification. As an intertextual triptych of responses to demographically-driven changes in late-century norms of gender, The Woman Who Did, The Woman Who Didn't, and The Woman Who Wouldn't provide an excellent case study in the utility and limitations of literary taxonomy by genre. By examining these novels through the lens of genre theory, I will show that New Woman authors were aware of and experimental with modes of genre in the same way they offered different approaches to gender.

Woman Who Did

Author: Grant 1848-1899 Allen
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781372068768
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Woman Who Did from the Author: Grant 1848-1899 Allen. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

How Not To Start An Orphanage

Author: Tara Winkler
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742695175
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How Not To Start An Orphanage from the Author: Tara Winkler. 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.

The Woman Who Did

Author: Lou Allin
Publisher: Five Star Trade
ISBN: 9781432830571
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The Woman Who Did from the Author: Lou Allin. A young Vancouver Island police officer's 1894 investigation into the death of a prostitute once painted by his artist mother draws him into a morass of personal and professional complexities as he searches for the truth of her death ... and life. Edwin DesRosiers and the murdered Vicky Crosse have a personal history dating back to his formative teenage years, and his memories and feelings for the woman complicate his search for her killer and the reasons leading to her death. In the end, he discovers the villain responsible for Vicky's death, and a shocking revelation about the city Edwin polices.

Joyce Bakhtin And Popular Literature

Author: R. B. Kershner
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616211
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Joyce Bakhtin And Popular Literature from the Author: R. B. Kershner. The sheer mass of allusion to popular literature in the writings of James Joyce is daunting. Using theories developed by Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin, R. B. Kershner analyzes how Joyce made use of popular literature in such early works as Stephen Hero, Dubliners, A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, and Exiles. Kershner also examines Joyce's use of rhetoric, the relationship between narrator and protagonist, and the interplay of voices, whether personal, literary, or subliterary, in Joyce's writing. In pointing out the prolific allusions in Joyce to newspapers, children's books, popular novels, and even pornography, Kershner shows how each of these contributes to the structures of consciousness of Joyce's various characters, all of whom write and rewrite themselves in terms of the texts they read in their youth. He also investigates the intertextual role of many popular books to which Joyce alludes in his writings and letters, or which he owned -- some well known, others now obscure. Kershner presents Joyce as a writer with a high degrees of social consciousness, whose writings highlight the conflicting ideologies of the Irish bourgeoisie. In exploring the social dimension of Joyce's writing, he calls upon such important contemporary thinkers as Jameston, Althusser, Barthes, and Lacan in addition to Bakhtin. Joyce's literary response to his historical situation was not polemical, Kershner argues, but, in Bakhtin's terms, dialogical: his writings represent an unremitting dialogue with the discordant but powerful voices of his day, many inaudible to us now. Joyce, Bakhtin, and Popular Literature places Joyce within the social and intellectual context of his time. Through stylistic, social, and ideological analysis, Kersner gives us a fuller grasp of the the complexity of Joyce's earlier writings.

My People S Prayer Book Birkhot Hashachar Morning Blessings

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1879045834
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My People S Prayer Book Birkhot Hashachar Morning Blessings from the Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman. Jewish prayers are presented in traditional Hebrew, accompanied by both a modern translation and commentary by Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayers' connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, Kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments, and more.

The Last Warner Woman

Author: Kei Miller
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566893054
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The Last Warner Woman from the Author: Kei Miller. "Miller is a name to watch."--The Independent "This is magical, lyrical, spellbinding writing."--Granta Adamine Bustamante is born in one of Jamaica's last leper colonies. When Adamine grows up, she discovers she has the gift of "warning": the power to protect, inspire, and terrify. But when she is sent to live in England, her prophecies of impending disaster are met with a different kind of fear--people think she is insane and lock her away in a mental hospital. Now an older woman, the spirited Adamine wants to tell her story. But she must wrestle for the truth with the mysterious "Mr. Writer Man," who has a tale of his own to share, one that will cast Adamine's life in an entirely new light. In a story about magic and migration, stories and storytelling, and the New and Old Worlds, we discover it is never one person who owns a story or has the right to tell it. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1978, Kei Miller is the author of The Same Earth, winner of the Una Marson Prize for Literature; and Fear of Stones, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. His most recent poetry collection has been shortlisted for the Jonathan Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. In 2008 he was an International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. Miller currently divides his time between Jamaica and Scotland.

The Fifth Woman

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586121
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The Fifth Woman from the Author: Henning Mankell. In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in a ditch behind his secluded home, while the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled and tied to a tree. The only clues Wallander has to go on are a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men. What ensues is a case that will test Wallander's strength and patience, for in order to solve these murders he will need to uncover their elusive connection to the earlier unsolved murder in Africa of the fifth woman.