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Story of a Modern Woman

Author: Dixon, Ella Hepworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 295
Pub Date: 14/01/2004
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781551113807
Availability: In stock
Tutor: Ian Higgins
Department: School of Humanities
Quick overview This Broadview edition's rich selection of historical documents helps contextualize The Story of a Modern Woman in relation to contemporary debates about the "New Woman."
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Ella Hepworth Dixon's The Story of a Modern Woman originally appeared in serial form in the women's weekly The Lady's Pictorial. Like Hepworth Dixon herself, the novel's heroine Mary Erle is a woman writer struggling to make her living as a journalist in the 1880s. Forced by her father's sudden death to support herself, Mary Erle turns to writing three-penny-a-line fiction, works that (as her editor insists) must have a ball in the first volume, a picnic and a parting in the second, and an opportune death in the third. This Broadview edition's rich selection of historical documents helps contextualize The Story of a Modern Woman in relation to contemporary debates about the "New Woman."

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