Radical Writing on Women, 1800–1850

An Anthology

  • Kathryn Gleadle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-18
  3. Defining the Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-25
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  4. Female Roles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-60
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  5. Marriage, Sexuality and the Female Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-116
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      Pages 117-128
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      Pages 129-141
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  6. Political Rights and Public Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-158
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-239

About this book


Nudism, playgroups, pre-marital agreements, male breast-feeding - these are just some of the startling proposals for women's emancipation discovered in this unique anthology. A fascinating collection, it brings together the many diverse political extents of early nineteenth-century British feminism, as well as representing the works of literary figures such as Shelley, Tennyson and the Brontes. Complete with an extensive bibliography, biographical index and illuminating contextualization, it will provide an invaluable tool for scholars and students of feminism, women's history, and early nineteenth-century literature.


Bronte female sex history reform Tennyson women

Authors and affiliations

  • Kathryn Gleadle
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  1. 1.London Guildhall UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-72613-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28670-2
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