Eminent Victorian Women by Elizabeth Longford
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Eminent Victorian Women
By Elizabeth Longford

Eminent Victorian Women

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Eminent Victorian Women by Elizabeth Longford

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Elizabeth Longford has chosen eleven Victorian women who in their actions or writing challenged the repressive rules of established society. They include Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bront?, whose cloistered lives were illuminated by the vividness of their creative genius; Josephine Butler, who brought about the end of the infamous Contagious Diseases Acts; Annie Besant, who campaigned vigorously for the rights of women subject to unreasonable husbands or harsh employers; Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose novel Uncle Tom's Cabin brought the cruelties of slavery to the world's attention; and James Barry, born Margaret Bulkley, medical reformer and arguably the first British female to qualify as a suregon. Eminent Victorian Women is a highly readable account of this period of struggle for women's rights and of some of the remarkable personalities who took part.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750948876
ISBN-10: 0750948876
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Longford

Elizabeth Longford (19062002)was also the author of "All in the Family," "Jameson's Raid," "The Pebbled Shore," "A Pilgrimage of Passion," "Points for Parents," "Queen Victoria, and Victoria R.I.," for which she won the James Tait Black memorial prize."

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