This 1911 volume sets forth Key's thesis that only through a radical re-imagining of women's role in society, and in marriage, can there be an equality that recognizes and respects gender differences. Through some conservative views of women, as well as a dash of radical liberalism, the author argues for the woman’s right to be a happy wife.
About the Author
Ellen Karolina Sofia Key (1849-1926) was a Swedish feminist who championed women's rights within a context of biological determinism, believing, for example, that women were naturally suited to the roles of motherhood and child-rearing, but such activities, due to their social importance, should be recompensed by the state. Her best-known book is The Century of the Child (1909).