The Woman Who Did

The Woman Who Did

by Grant Allen
     
 

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The Woman Who Did was the most notorious of the so-called 'New Woman' novels of the 1890's, fiction inspired by contemporary debates about women's education, family life, and sexual independence. 'I wouldn't be dependent on any man, not even my own father.'

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The Woman Who Did was the most notorious of the so-called 'New Woman' novels of the 1890's, fiction inspired by contemporary debates about women's education, family life, and sexual independence. 'I wouldn't be dependent on any man, not even my own father.'

Editorial Reviews

Kathy Alexis Psomiades Duke University
"Ruddick's new edition of The Woman Who Did makes a wonderful addition to Broadview's growing list of key fin de siècle texts. Placing Grant Allen's polemical short novel in the context both of his career as a public intellectual and of ongoing debates about sex, marriage, gender, and eugenics, the introduction and selected primary sources help explain the stakes behind the uproar that surrounded the novel's publication. The supplementary material on marriage debates of the 1880s and 1890s, as well as the selections from initial reviews of the novel, are particularly helpful in this regard. A splendid resource for those interested in the Victorian fin de siècle, and the nineteenth-century Woman Question."
Ann L. Ardis University of Delaware
"This meticulously edited reprint of Grant Allen's notorious 1895 novel is an important and very welcome addition to Broadview Press's increasingly rich library of once-popular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts by women that have, for many years now, languished in archives accessible only to scholars. Nicholas Ruddick's thoughtful introduction and the appendices—which include contemporary reviews, source materials, excerpts from the Marriage Debate, 1888-1895, and key non-fiction prose writings by Grant Allen—will be invaluable resources."
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“Ruddick’s new edition of The Woman Who Did makes a wonderful addition to Broadview’s growing list of key fin de siècle texts. Placing Grant Allen’s polemical short novel in the context both of his career as a public intellectual and of ongoing debates about sex, marriage, gender, and eugenics, the introduction and selected primary sources help explain the stakes behind the uproar that surrounded the novel’s publication. The supplementary material on marriage debates of the 1880s and 1890s, as well as the selections from initial reviews of the novel, are particularly helpful in this regard. A splendid resource for those interested in the Victorian fin de siècle, and the nineteenth-century Woman Question.” — Kathy Alexis Psomiades, Duke University

“This meticulously edited reprint of Grant Allen’s notorious 1895 novel is an important and very welcome addition to Broadview Press’s increasingly rich library of once-popular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts by women that have, for many years now, languished in archives accessible only to scholars. Nicholas Ruddick’s thoughtful introduction and the appendices—which include contemporary reviews, source materials, excerpts from the Marriage Debate, 1888-1895, and key non-fiction prose writings by Grant Allen—will be invaluable resources.” — Ann L. Ardis, University of Delaware

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406507669
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Nicholas Ruddick is a Professor of English at the University of Regina. He is the editor of the Broadview edition of H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine (2001).

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