The Late-Victorian marriage question : a collection of key new woman texts
- edited and introduced by Ann Heilmann.
- London : Routledge/Thoemmes Press, 1998.
- Physical description
- 5 v. ; 23 cm.
- Heilmann, Ann.
- Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. xxxiii-xli).
- Volume One: Marriage and Motherhood 672pp General Introduction and Introduction to Vol
- 1 by Ann Heilmann, 20pp
- 1. The Morality of Marriage  Mona Caird 239pp Introduction The Emancipation of the Family  Marriage  The Future of the Home [first published in
- 1888 under the title 'Ideal Marriage'] The Morality of Marriage A Defence of the 'Wild Women'  Phases of Human Development 
- 2. Is Marriage a Failure?  ed. Harry Quilter 305pp Preface and General View of the Correspondence What Mrs. Caird Thinks The Case for the Plaintiff The Case for the Defence Marriages Abroad Amici Curiae The Philosophy of Marriage Causes of Success and Failure The Remedies Proposed Appendix on the Law of Marriage and Divorce
- 3. The Response by Contemporary Critics and Journalists, 63pp St Paul and the Woman Movement, in 'Marriage Questions in Modern Fiction, and Other essays on Kindred Subjects'  Elizabeth Rachel Chapman On Marriage: A Criticism (Clementina Black) Fortnightly Review,
- 53 , 586-95 The Wild Women, No.
- 1: as Politicians (Eliza Lynn Linton) Nineteenth Century,
- 30 , 79-88 The Wild Women as Social Insurgents (Eliza Lynn Linton) Nineteenth Century,
- 30 , 596-605 The Partisans of the Wild Women (Eliza Lynn Linton) Nineteenth Century,
- 31 , 455-64 Thoughts about Books , Review of The Morality of Marriage, Shafts, 24-28 Volume Two: The New Woman and Female Independence 575pp Introduction Part One: The Debate between Feminists, Traditionalists and Anti-Feminists
- 1. Upholding the Ideals of Marriage, 183pp The Judicial Shock to Marriage (Eliza Lynn Linton) Nineteenth Century,
- 29 , 691-700 The Modern Marriage Market Marie Corelli, Lady Jeune, Flora Annie Steel and Susan, Countess of Malmesbury
- 2. Progressive Views by Men The Future of Marriage (Wordsworth Donisthorpe) Fortnightly Review, N.S.51 , 258-71 Marriage: A Retrospect and Marriage: A Forecast, in 'Loves-Coming-of-Age'  Edward Carpenter, first published in
- 3. Opposing Divorce, 66pp For Better For Worse (Dinah M. Craik) Contemporary Review,
- 51 , 570-57 The Future of Marriage: A Reply (Susan H. Malmesbury) Fortnightly Review, N.S.51 , 272-82 The Decline of Divorce, Why We Should Oppose Divorce, and The Indissolubility of Marriage, in 'Marriage Questions in Modern Fiction, and Other Essays on Kindred Subjects' , 129-67, 195-223 and 227-30
- 4. The Feminist Critique of Marriage and Suggestions for Change, 38pp The Woman Question  Eleanor Marx Aveling and Edward Aveling 16pp Prospects of Marriage for Women (Clara E. Collet) Nineteenth Century,
- 31 , 537-52 A Noviciate for Mar.
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The late-Victorian debate on marriage, motherhood and women's rights to an independent life reflects the impact the women's movement had on the formation and transformation of public opinion. The marriage debate was also about the New Woman, the fin-de-siecle representation of the feminist. This comprehensive anthology contextualizes key feminist texts and ideas by connecting them to the public response they received. The first volume focuses on Mona Caird's The Morality of Marriage and the widespread controversy it provoked. The second volume widens the debate between feminists, traditionalists and anti-feminists by linking the public discourse on marriage and divorce to the controversy of the New Woman, a debate initiated and sustained by Sarah Grand's writings. The third and fourth volumes are concerned with New Woman fiction, providing selected reading from feminist and anti-feminist works. The fiction is taken from the writings of: Emma Brooke, Mona Caird, Gertrude Dix, Lady Florence Dixie, Ella Hepworth Dixon, George Egerton, Isabella O. Ford, Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Netta Syrett, Eliza Lynn Linton, Grant Allen, Walter Besant and George Gissing. The last volume places the controversy about New Woman fiction in its cultural context (decadence), reproducing the media debate on morality in literature and offering insights into the aesthetic and political self-representation of four major New Woman writers (Mona Caird, George Egerton, Sarah Grand and Olive Schreiner).
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- Women > Great Britain > Social conditions.
- Feminism > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
- Marriage > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
- English fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
- Feminism and literature > Great Britain.
- Women and literature > Great Britain.
- Feminism in literature.
- Women in literature.
- English literature > Women authors > History and criticism.
- Reprint/reissue date
- Original date
- Added title page.
- Original Version
- Reprint. Articles originally published: 1883-1994.
- 0415179432 (set)
- 9780415179430 (set)
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