Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

Career Girls
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In this "new woman" novel, the tomboyish heroine has inherited money but, much to her friends’ bewilderment, chooses to work as a landscape gardener. Initially rejecting her suitor, she finally capitulates, but warns, "I must live my own life!"

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Frances Mary Peard. The Career of Claudia. London: Richard Bentley, 1897.
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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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