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|Statement||edited by Erna Olafson Hellerstein, Leslie Parker Hume, and Karen M. Offen ; associate editors Estelle B. Freedman, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi and Marilyn Yalom ; prepared under the auspices of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University.|
|Contributions||Hellerstein, Erna Olafson., Hume, Leslie Parker., Offen, Karen M., Stanford University. Center for Research on Women.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||534|
Books shelved as victorian-women: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, A Curious Beginning by D. Victorian women found ways to oppose the oppression. Some simply refused to raise their children using the social stereotypes preached, while others found a way through literature to support their cause. Thus, Charlotte Bronte's () Jane Eyre, when refusing to be Rochester's mistress, insists that she cares for herself. Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear (Goldsmiths Press) Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime: Forgotten . Victorian Women is the first book to allow women of all classes to render their own lives, in their own words, from birth to old age, in the long nineteenth century between the French Revolution and the First World War. In letters, memoirs, and other contemporary sources these women describe their childhood and education; courtship, 4/5(1).
Some of these women’s stories and others are collected in The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime, edited by Michael Sims, and there is also a section of women detective stories in The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz. The law (and opinion) was driven by the fact that in the Victorian era men and women were categorised into different roles or spheres. As they possessed the capability for reason, action, aggression, independence and self-interest, men believed they should operate in the public sphere. The book is an astonishing resource for Victorianists, from historians and sociologists to novelists. It remains strangely unappreciated by academics. Peter Fryer discusses it in detail; Fern Riddell quotes it in A Guide to Victorian : William Sutton. In the puritanical Victorian era it is a surprise to discover in the new book that women favoured crotchless knickers. Yet there was no racy motive for .