The Woman Who Did

Author: Grant Allen
Publisher: 谷月社
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The Woman Who Did. The controversial subject matter of Grant Allen's novel, The Woman Who Did, made it a major bestseller in 1895. It tells the story of Herminia Barton, a university-educated New Woman who, because of her belief that marriage oppresses women, refuses to marry her lover even though she shares his bed and bears his child. Her ideals come into disastrous conflict with intensely patriarchal late Victorian England. Indeed, Allen intended his novel to shock readers into a serious exploration of some of the major issues in fin de siècle sexual politics, issues that he himself, in various periodical articles under the rubric of the "Woman Question," had played a leading role in opening up to public debate. This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction as well as a rich selection of appendices which include excerpts from Allen's writings on women, sex, and marriage; contemporary writings on the "Sex Problem"; documents pertaining to the Marriage Debate; contemporary responses to the novel; and excerpts from two parodies of the novel. I. Mrs. Dewsbury's lawn was held by those who knew it the loveliest in Surrey. The smooth and springy sward that stretched in front of the house was all composed of a tiny yellow clover. It gave beneath the foot like the pile on velvet. One's gaze looked forth from it upon the endless middle distances of the oak-clad Weald, with the uncertain blue line of the South Downs in the background. Ridge behind ridge, the long, low hills of paludina limestone stood out in successive tiers, each thrown up against its neighbor by the misty haze that broods eternally over the wooded valley; till, roaming across them all, the eye rested at last on the rearing scarp of Chanctonbury Ring, faintly pencilled on the furthest skyline. Shadowy phantoms of dim heights framed the verge to east and west. Alan Merrick drank it in with profound satisfaction. After those sharp and clear-cut Italian outlines, hard as lapis lazuli, the mysterious vagueness, the pregnant suggestiveness, of our English scenery strikes the imagination; and Alan was fresh home from an early summer tour among the Peruginesque solidities of the Umbrian Apennines. "How beautiful it all is, after all," he said, turning to his entertainer. "In Italy 'tis the background the painter dwells upon; in England, we look rather at the middle distance." Mrs. Dewsbury darted round her the restless eye of a hostess, to see upon whom she could socially bestow him. "Oh, come this way," she said, sweeping across the lawn towards a girl in a blue dress at the opposite corner. "You must know our new-comer. I want to introduce you to Miss Barton, from Cambridge. She's SUCH a nice girl too,—the Dean of Dunwich's daughter."...

Women Who Did

Author: Angelique Richardson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141905522
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Women Who Did. "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 siècle, and were not afraid to confront, challenge or delight in the irrepressible New, in an irrepressibly new form, the short story.

The Woman Who Did

Author: Lou Allin
Publisher: Five Star Trade
ISBN: 9781432830571
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The Woman Who Did. A young Vancouver Island police officer's 1894 investigation into the death of a prostitute once painted by his artist mother draws him into a morass of personal and professional complexities as he searches for the truth of her death ... and life. Edwin DesRosiers and the murdered Vicky Crosse have a personal history dating back to his formative teenage years, and his memories and feelings for the woman complicate his search for her killer and the reasons leading to her death. In the end, he discovers the villain responsible for Vicky's death, and a shocking revelation about the city Edwin polices.

The Woman Who Did Didn T And Wouldn T

Author: Anna Plovanich
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The Woman Who Did Didn T And Wouldn T. By the mid-1800s, it had become abundantly clear that there was a surplus of women in both Britain and America. Evident in the 1851 British census, this excess presented a problem: what was society to do with the overflow of women? Out of this debate evolved a literature that addressed the so-called New Woman, a questionable figure who challenged the rigid norms of Victorian conventions. Daring authors of New Woman novels explored other roles for women as alternatives to marriage and motherhood. The 1890s particularly saw a proliferation of New Woman novels, in which the standard heroine of this literary trend was educated, independent, and often practiced sexual freedom. Though New Women novels of the 1890s encompassed a variety of topics and lifestyles, contemporary H.E.M. Stutfield, an antagonist of the genre, distinguished New Women writers as belonging to one of two subgeneric groups: the purity school and the neurotic school. Stutfield applied these schools in a way that limited the possibility of both the New Woman novel and its heroine; it only takes a sampling of the New Woman genre to observe the futility of Stutfield's classification. As an intertextual triptych of responses to demographically-driven changes in late-century norms of gender, The Woman Who Did, The Woman Who Didn't, and The Woman Who Wouldn't provide an excellent case study in the utility and limitations of literary taxonomy by genre. By examining these novels through the lens of genre theory, I will show that New Woman authors were aware of and experimental with modes of genre in the same way they offered different approaches to gender.

Only A Woman Could And She Did

Author: Dean Hodel
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0991221877
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Only A Woman Could And She Did. This book looks at four writings from the Bible that highlight the courage, strength and innovation of women. Even in the times of Old, there were women who stood out as role models.¿The skills and techniques of those women are just as applicable today as they were then. Book 1 in the Every Day Grace Series goes over the stories, showcases the examples and then tells you how to apply those skills in today's world.

Super Minds American English Level 6 Teacher S Resource Book With Audio Cd

Author: Garan Holcombe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107604508
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Super Minds American English Level 6 Teacher S Resource Book With Audio Cd. Super Minds American English is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, improving their memory along with their language skills. Super Minds develops language creatively with activities including role play and project work. Social values are explored with lively stories and cross-curricular thinking is covered through fascinating 'English for school' sections. This Level 6 Teacher's Resource Book contains end-of-unit evaluation tests, worksheets for further vocabulary and grammar practice, along with cross-curricular extension material. The Audio CD includes all the listening material needed to accompany the tests.

The Woman Who Dared To Dare

Author: William Coles
Publisher: Thames River Press
ISBN: 1783081945
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The Woman Who Dared To Dare. Kim is a young trainee reporter in the Cotswolds. He has the luck to be swimming every morning with the astonishingly beautiful Sasha. Men go crazy for her. Kim dreams up a plan to win her heart: for a full year, he’ll pretend he’s not even interested. Then Kim eventually does the unbelievable. He wins Sasha round. She is everything he’s ever wanted – fun and beautiful and supremely sexy. But can something this good ever last for long?

Male Representations Of The New Women

Author: Shahira binti Abdul Kader
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Male Representations Of The New Women. This study investigates and analyses male writers' representations of the New Woman, a new type of women who emerged in late-nineteenth-century Britain, and issues concerning women, also known as the Woman Question, by focussing on two novels by two authors, Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (or better-known as Grant Allen) and George Robert Gissing. They were prolific and best-selling authors during their lifetimes. Although these writers' works are important for their representations of the New Woman, they are less known today in England as well as in Malaysia. The choice of these under-researched authors has also been motivated by a tendency in past studies to focus on a limited number of female authors whose works portrayed the New Woman. Studies that focus on the male representation of the New Woman, on the other hand, are rare and far-in-between. Hence, this thesis is a novel contribution because of its focus on a male-gendered portrayal the New Woman and issues concerning the late- nineteenth-century women. The approach used in the study is based on First Wave Feminist Theory, as founded by important works such as Mary Wollstonecraft's seminal writing, The Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). The data for this qualitative study is taken from the writers' novels - The Woman Who Did (1895) by Grant Allen and The Odd Women (1893) by George Gissing. The thesis' discussion of these writers' male representations on the New Woman and the Woman Question show that while their writings argue that society needed to change the condition and position of women, they were neither completely supportive nor absolutely against women's rights in general.

Sexuality And Women With Learning Disabilities

Author: Michelle McCarthy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846422159
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Sexuality And Women With Learning Disabilities. 'Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities makes a significant contribution to both feminist and disability literature, because it challenges common assumptions about the sexuality of people with learning disabilities, forces a reconsideration of how this group of people are viewed by those around them and links gender and disability in its analysis.' -Tizard Learning Disability Review 'By tackling issues that have received little meaningful attention, McCarthy both makes a valuable contribution to the literature and provides a useful practical guide to those wishing to support their clients more effectively.' - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care 'The thoroughness and attention to detail with which McCarthy has investigated and written about the sexual lives of a small number of women with mild to moderate learning difficulties is to be commended. Drawing upon interviews with the women who participated in this study, there is explicit detail about the reality of their sexual lives that overall comes across as sad, poignant and often shocking, with a high level of sexual abuse revealed... however, McCarthy has a strong code of ethics and sensitivity and a reflexive honesty about her role and stance as a feminist researcher that removes any possibility or suggestion of prurient voyeurism or exploitation being a part of this research. McCarthy writes as a woman with and about women, allowing their voices about their sexual experiences to be heard through the medium of in-depth interviews. Within the book, the sexual experiences of women with learning disabilities are set in a wider policy and practice framework and discussed in relation to ideologies surrounding learning disability, gender and sexuality in a cultural context. The book ends with a chapter discussing and listing policy and practice recommendations, including suggestions about changes to the law... Overall, this was a convincing and compelling book that deserves serious attention and I would strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in learning disability issues, including practitioners, carers, relatives, advocates and counsellors.' - CSPRD Newsletter In this study of women with mild and moderate learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy investigates how these women experience their sexual lives, basing her research on interviews with the women themselves. She argues the importance of informing the work of those responsible at research, practice and policy levels with the voices of people with learning disabilities. In the interviews, women talk openly about what form their sexual activity takes and what it means for them, the circumstances in which it occurs, and the pleasures (or lack thereof) associated with it. These interviews directly shape the policy and practice recommendations the author makes. Michelle McCarthy's findings suggest that women with learning disabilities commonly find themselves engaged in sexual activity which is not to their liking and not of their choosing. A high level of sexual abuse was also reported. The author discusses this in relation to the cultural forces which have influenced Western perceptions of sexuality, feminism and theories and prejudices about learning disabilities. She also studied the impact of institutional and community settings on the sexuality of women with learning disabilities. In Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities, McCarthy makes recommendations for policy and practice which will protect this vulnerable group, and advises on education, support and seeking justice for abused women.