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A Widening Sphere (Routledge Revivals): Changing Roles of by Martha Vicinus

By Martha Vicinus

First released in 1977, this e-book is a better half quantity to Suffer and Be nonetheless. It seems on the widening sphere of women’s actions within the Victorian age and testifies to the twin nature of the criminal and social constraints of the interval: at the one hand, the suitable of the precise woman and the restrictive legislation governing marriage and estate posed limits to women’s independence; nonetheless, a few Victorian ladies selected to dwell lives of serious style and complexity. through uncovering new facts and reinterpreting previous, the individuals during this quantity debunk many of the myths surrounding the Victorian girl and change stereotypes on which a lot of today’s social customs are based.

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