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Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) was an Irish writer, social reformer and activist best known for her contributions to Victorian feminism and women's suffrage. After the death of her father in 1857, Cobbe travelled extensively across Europe before becoming a leader-writer addressing public issues for the London newspaper The Echo in 1868. She continued to publish on the topics of feminism, social problems and theology for the rest of her life. This volume, first published in 1863, contains a series of essays discussing topics of importance to early feminists. Cobbe explores sexual and matrimonial inequality and the changing status of and opportunities for single women, and advocates greater and more extensive female education. Cobbe also discusses possible reasons behind the inequality and limitations experienced by singe and married women, providing insights into the lives experienced by Victorian women and exemplifying the ideas and concerns of contemporary feminists.

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A series of essays discussing topics of importance to Victorian feminists including marital inequality and education, first published in 1863.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Social science congresses, and women's part in them; 2. Celibacy v. marriage; 3. What shall we do with our old maids?; 4. Female charity: lay and monastic; 5. Women in Italy, in 1862; 6. Workhouse sketches; 7. The education of women.

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ISBN:
9781108020480
Author:
Cobbe, Frances Power
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.57 in. .71 lbs.

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