The Woman Who Did

The Woman Who Did

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by Grant Allen
     
 

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First published in 1895, The Who Who Did was a scandalous best seller about an independent woman and a child out of wedlock. According to Wikipedia: "Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 - October 25, 1899) was a science writer, author and novelist, and a successful upholder of the theory of evolution."See more details below

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First published in 1895, The Who Who Did was a scandalous best seller about an independent woman and a child out of wedlock. According to Wikipedia: "Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 - October 25, 1899) was a science writer, author and novelist, and a successful upholder of the theory of evolution."

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455429219
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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