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The Resource Criminals, idiots, women, and minors : Victorian writing by women on women, edited by Susan Hamilton

Criminals, idiots, women, and minors : Victorian writing by women on women, edited by Susan Hamilton

Label
Criminals, idiots, women, and minors : Victorian writing by women on women
Title
Criminals, idiots, women, and minors
Title remainder
Victorian writing by women on women
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Hamilton
Title variation
Criminals, idiots, women & minors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pardon me; I must seem to you so stupid! Why is the property of the woman who commits Murder, and the property of the woman who commits Matrimony, dealt with alike by your law?" So ends the "little allegory" in conversational form with which Frances Power Cobbe opens the 1868 essay that gives this collection its title. Cobbe was a widely read essayist of remarkable lucidity and power; her pieces display incisive wit and remarkable focus as she returns repeatedly to "the woman question," but it was typical of the time that when Cobbe died she was described in the Wellesley Index to Victorian periodicals as a "miscellaneous writer." Cobbe was not alone; as much as 15 per cent of the essays in Victorian periodicals were written by women, yet even the best of these pieces were allowed by the male-dominated world of scholarship to disappear from print. This anthology makes available again some of the best Victorian writing by women. The second edition has been revised and updated; additions include a chronology and an essay by Frances Power Cobbe on the education of women
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.42/0941/09034
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1596
LC item number
.C75 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Criminals, idiots, women, and minors : Victorian writing by women on women, edited by Susan Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chronology -- A Note on the Text -- Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) -- "The Milliners" -- Biographical Note -- Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) -- "Female Industry" -- Biographical Note -- Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) -- "Celibacy v. Marriage" -- "What Shall We Do with Our Old Maids?" -- "The Education of Women, and How it Would be Affected by University Examinations" -- "'Criminals, Idiots, Women, And Minors'" -- "Wife-torture in England" -- Biographical Note -- Eliza Lynn Linton (1822-1898) -- "The Girl of the Period" -- "The Modern Revolt" -- "The Wild Women: as Politicians" -- "The Wild Women: as Social Insurgents" -- Biographical Note -- Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) -- "The Condition of Women" -- "The Grievances of Women" -- Biographical Note -- Helen Taylor (1831-1907) -- "Women and Criticism" -- Biographical Note -- Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929) -- "The Emancipation of Women" -- Biographical Note -- Mona Caird (1854-1932) -- "Marriage" -- "A Defence of the So-called 'Wild Women'" -- Biographical Note
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxvii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781551116082
Lccn
2004478146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54206572
Label
Criminals, idiots, women, and minors : Victorian writing by women on women, edited by Susan Hamilton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chronology -- A Note on the Text -- Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) -- "The Milliners" -- Biographical Note -- Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) -- "Female Industry" -- Biographical Note -- Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) -- "Celibacy v. Marriage" -- "What Shall We Do with Our Old Maids?" -- "The Education of Women, and How it Would be Affected by University Examinations" -- "'Criminals, Idiots, Women, And Minors'" -- "Wife-torture in England" -- Biographical Note -- Eliza Lynn Linton (1822-1898) -- "The Girl of the Period" -- "The Modern Revolt" -- "The Wild Women: as Politicians" -- "The Wild Women: as Social Insurgents" -- Biographical Note -- Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) -- "The Condition of Women" -- "The Grievances of Women" -- Biographical Note -- Helen Taylor (1831-1907) -- "Women and Criticism" -- Biographical Note -- Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929) -- "The Emancipation of Women" -- Biographical Note -- Mona Caird (1854-1932) -- "Marriage" -- "A Defence of the So-called 'Wild Women'" -- Biographical Note
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxvii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781551116082
Lccn
2004478146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54206572

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