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"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 siecle, and were not afraid to confront, challenge or delight in the irrepressible New, in an irrepressibly new form, the short story.
Angelique Richardson is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on nineteenth-century fiction and is the author of Love, Eugenics and the New Woman: Science, Fiction, Feminism (OUP, 2003). She is also co-editor of The New Woman in Fiction and in Fact: Fin-de-Siecle Feminisms (Palgrave, 2001). She writes regularly for the TLS, has written a number of entries for the New Dictionary of National Biography , and reviews for the leading international journals in nineteenth-century studies, including Victorian Studies and the Journal of Victorian Culture.Angelique Richardson is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on nineteenth-century fiction and is the author of Love, Eugenics and the New Woman: Science, Fiction, Feminism (Oxford University Press, 2003). She is also co-editor of The New Woman in Fiction and in Fact: Fin-de-Siecle Feminisms (Palgrave, 2001).
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