Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

J. S. Mill
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The social reformer John Stuart Mill was one of the most outspoken advocates for women’s rights in the nineteenth century. His controversial work, The Subjection of Women, argues for the perfect legal and social equality of the sexes–a radical idea in Victorian England.

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J. S. Mill. The Subjection of Women. London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869.
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early role models
entering the literary market
learned poets
getting into print
charlotte bronte and george eliot
sin and sensation
new women
L.T. Meade
the three volume format
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