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.
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Review: The Woman Who DidUser Review - Sarah Harkness - Goodreads
A very brief book, and mostly very easy to read. Massively political, but still from a slightly strange point of view - although Herminia (what a name!) is applauded for her determination to preserve ... Read full review
Review: The Woman Who DidUser Review - Brent - Goodreads
"The Woman Who Did" is somewhat interesting as an historical document and account of the "New Woman" of the late nineteenth century, but it isn't when taken on its own aesthetic terms and its theme is ... Read full review
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Woman Who Did
Grant Allen on Women Sex and Marriage
Swan Sonnenschein 1888
A Criticism Fortnightly Review 53 April 1890 58694
Labour Press Society 1894
The Reception of The Woman Who Did
The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen Review of Reviews 1 February 1895 17790
A HillTop Novel London John Lane and New York Putnams 1895 viixxiii
Sources of Grant Allens Views on the Sex Problem
Longmans Green Reader and Dyer 1878
Williams and Norgate 1885
Modern P 1885 22930
From a Socialist Point of View Westminster Review 125 January 1886 20722
A Selection of Essays and Lectures London T Fisher Unwin 1888 42746
T Fisher Unwin 1894 6785
The Marriage Debate 18881895
An Interview with Madame Sarah Grand Humanitarian 8 March 1896 16169
The Woman Who Did Retrospective ReviewsA Literary Log vol II 18931895 London John Lane The Bodley Head and New York Dodd Mead 1896...
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