The Daughters of Danaus
By (author) Mona Caird
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Daughters of Danaus by Mona Caird
Book DescriptionThis brilliantly witty novel (1894) follows the lives of two sisters in a wealthy Scots family. One escapes to a profession in London and eventually a decent marriage, while the heroine vows to become a composer in Paris, but is thwarted. The novel reveals the power marriage and family hold in controlling the lives of talented, spirited women; but unlike other oppressed heroines of the period, the heroine and her feminism both survive. The book includes a trailblazing essay on marriage by Caird (1854-1932), a visionary novelist and social critic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781558610156
(216mm x 140mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mona Caird
Morality of Marriage, Paperback (October 2010)View all books by Mona Caird
A collection of controversial late Victorian radical feminist essays criticising contemporary ideals of marriage and motherhood, first published in 1897.
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Author Biography - Mona Caird
Mona Caird (1932-1969) was a visionary feminist, novelist, and social critic.
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