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Superfluous Women

Autor: Carola Dunn
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466847417
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In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a part of the generation of "superfluous women"—brought up expecting marriage and a family, but left without any prospects after more than 700,000 British men were killed in the Great War. Daisy and her husband Alec—Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, of Scotland Yard —go for a Sunday lunch with Daisy's friends, where one of the women mentions a wine cellar below their house, which remains curiously locked, no key to be found. Alec offers to pick the lock, but when he opens the door, what greets them is not a cache of wine, but the stench of a long-dead body. And with that, what was a pleasant Sunday lunch has taken an unexpected turn. Now Daisy's three friends are the most obvious suspects in a murder and her husband Alec is a witness, so he can't officially take over the investigation. So before the local detective, Superintendent Underwood, can officially bring charges against her friends, Daisy is determined to use all her resources (Alec) and skills to solve the mystery behind this perplexing locked-room crime.

Superfluous Women

Autor: Carola Dunn
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466847417
File Size: 29,42 MB
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In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a part of the generation of "superfluous women"—brought up expecting marriage and a family, but left without any prospects after more than 700,000 British men were killed in the Great War. Daisy and her husband Alec—Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, of Scotland Yard —go for a Sunday lunch with Daisy's friends, where one of the women mentions a wine cellar below their house, which remains curiously locked, no key to be found. Alec offers to pick the lock, but when he opens the door, what greets them is not a cache of wine, but the stench of a long-dead body. And with that, what was a pleasant Sunday lunch has taken an unexpected turn. Now Daisy's three friends are the most obvious suspects in a murder and her husband Alec is a witness, so he can't officially take over the investigation. So before the local detective, Superintendent Underwood, can officially bring charges against her friends, Daisy is determined to use all her resources (Alec) and skills to solve the mystery behind this perplexing locked-room crime.

A Superfluous Woman

Autor: Emma Brooke
Publisher: Victorian Secrets Limited
ISBN: 1906469563
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Aristocratic Jessamine Halliday, suffering a “splenetic seizure” brought on by high breeding, is prescribed a therapeutic break in the Scottish Highlands. While there, she falls in love with handsome crofter Colin Macgillvray and makes an indecent proposal by offering him the “unconditional surrender” of her body but refusing to give her hand in marriage. A Superfluous Woman is an audacious exploration of the fin-de-siècle preoccupation with race, class, and the sexual double standard. Unsurprisingly, Brooke’s novel caused outrage among critics. Campaigner W. T. Stead denounced it as “an immoral tale,” and The Times lamented its distinctly feminist message. This reaction, and Brooke’s boldness, ensured that it became one of the best-selling New Woman novels of the 1890s.

Women And Work In Britain Since 1840

Autor: Gerry Holloway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134513003
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The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of the twentieth century and examines over 150 years of women’s employment history. With suggestions for research topics, an annotated bibliography to aid further research, and a chronology of important events which places the subject in a broader historical context, Gerry Holloway considers how factors such as class, age, marital status, race and locality, along with wider economic and political issues, have affected women’s job opportunities and status. Key themes and issues that run through the book include: continuity and change the sexual division of labour women as a cheap labour force women’s perceived primary role of motherhood women and trade unions equality and difference education and training. Students of women’s studies, gender studies and history will find this a fascinating and invaluable addition to their reading material.

A Superfluous Woman

Autor: Emma Brooke
Publisher: Victorian Secrets Limited
ISBN: 1906469563
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Aristocratic Jessamine Halliday, suffering a “splenetic seizure” brought on by high breeding, is prescribed a therapeutic break in the Scottish Highlands. While there, she falls in love with handsome crofter Colin Macgillvray and makes an indecent proposal by offering him the “unconditional surrender” of her body but refusing to give her hand in marriage. A Superfluous Woman is an audacious exploration of the fin-de-siècle preoccupation with race, class, and the sexual double standard. Unsurprisingly, Brooke’s novel caused outrage among critics. Campaigner W. T. Stead denounced it as “an immoral tale,” and The Times lamented its distinctly feminist message. This reaction, and Brooke’s boldness, ensured that it became one of the best-selling New Woman novels of the 1890s.

What Shall We Do With Our Daughters Superfluous Women And Other Lectures

Autor: Mary Ashton Rice Livermore
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230432472
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... 132 What shall toe do with our Daughters? CHAPTER VII. SUPERFLUOUS WOMEN. /"* To all the arguments for woman's better industrial training, and to all the movements now in progress for its accomplishment, there is con] stantly interposed the objection that it interferes S with the marriage of women. The objection dcfi1 nitely stated is this: that if women are trained to / self.support, and are able to maintain themselves / by their own labor, they will not marry, but will, ignore their "fore-ordained work as mothers and Tjursea of children." Dr. Ely Van de Warker, in "The Popular Science Monthly," avers that "the effort of woman to invade all the higher forms of labor is a force battling with the established order of sexual relation." Dr. Nathan Allen of Lowell, Mass., in "The Journal of Psychological Medicine," says, "In all the situations and pursuits of life the Almighty has established bounds, or limitations, Superfluous Women. 133 beyond which woman cannot go without defeating the primary objects of her creation; and maternity is the primary law of her creation." Charles W. Eliot, writing in the August number of "The North-American Review," 1882, I says, "Gu.ls are being prepared duily, by 'supc- I rior education, ' to engage, not in child-bearing and house-work, but in clerkships, telegraphy, / newspaper-writing, school-teaching, etc. And' many are learning to believe, that, if they can but have their 'rights, ' they will be enabled to . compete with men at the bar, in the pulpit, the Senate, the bench." Now, women have done most of the drudgery of the world since it was peopled. They are to-day doing much of its menial labor, of which men are glad to be rid. Everywhere in Continental Europe you see women engaged in the most...

I Am A Superfluous Woman

Autor: S. Scott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595281249
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These poems are for you who strive to think the good thought, impart love to life as you can, but often feel lost to the practical and navigationally in charge of the world. You are invited to travel through these verses as a vagrant and beggar among spirits, seeking the God in each person, seeking the spirit of all things in life. This book is for those who seek knowledge that is felt as a diaphanous wisdom, and a vocation of generosity and kindness, humility and patience; not necessarily laudable skills acclaimed by the masses of society. I stand in the last stages of the invisible, with those compassionate, superfluous people who triumphantly carry on, tears in their eyes, with the illusive quality they recognize as sincerity, nobility, genius and heroism; in their daily focus, in their momentary focus, in their minute to minute existence.

Women And Value In Jane Austen S Novels

Autor: Lynda A. Hall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319507362
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Jane Austen’s minor female characters expose the economic and social realties of British women in the long eighteenth century and reflect the conflict between intrinsic and expressed value within the evolving marketplace, where fluctuations and fictions inherent in the economic and moral value structures are exposed. Just as the newly-minted paper money was struggling to express its value, so do Austen’s minor female characters struggle to assert their intrinsic value within a marketplace that expresses their worth as bearers of dowries. Austen’s minor female characters expose the plight of women who settle for transactional marriages, become speculators and predators, or become superfluous women who have left the marriage market and battle for personal significance and existence. These characters illustrate the ambiguity of value within the marriage market economy, exposing women’s limited choices. This book employs a socio-historical framework, considering the rise of a competitive consumer economy juxtaposed with affective individualism.

Literature Of The Women S Suffrage Campaign In England

Autor: Carolyn Christensen Nelson
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551115115
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During the British women’s suffrage campaign of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women wrote plays to convert others to their cause; they wrote essays to justify their militant actions; and they wrote fiction and poetry about their prison experiences. This volume is a diverse collection of these writings, focused on the women’s suffrage campaign in England and written primarily during the brief period between the New Woman writers of the 1890s and the modernists of the twentieth century. Many of these works have not been reprinted since they were first published. This important collection includes essays reflecting a variety of opinions and political positions; excerpts from autobiographies by women involved in the movement; suffrage poetry; the song that became the official song of the British suffrage movement; several one-act plays that were written and performed specifically to advance the suffrage cause; and short stories and excerpts from novels about suffrage.

The Source Of Self Regard

Autor: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0525521038
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Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades. The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.