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Christine : Or Woman's Trials and Triumphs - Laura Curtis Bullard


Or Woman's Trials and Triumphs

By: Laura Curtis Bullard, Denise M. Kohn (Editor, Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2011
ISBN: 9780803213609
Number Of Pages: 432

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When Laura Curtis Bullard wrote the novel "Christine" in 1856, she created one of antebellum America's most radical heroines: a woman's rights leader. Addressing the major social, political, and cultural issues surrounding women from within an unusually overt feminist framework for its time, "Christine" openly challenges a social and legal system that denies women full and equal rights. Christine defies her family, rejects marriage, and leaves a job as a teacher to embark on her career, rewriting the script for a successful nineteenth-century heroine. Along the way, she recreates domesticity on her own terms, helping other young women gain economic independence so that they, too, have the autonomy to make their own choices in love and life. One of the triumphs of the novel is the author's ability to create a sympathetic heroine and a fast-paced plot that intertwines vivid scenes of suicide, destitution, and an insane asylum with theoretical and political discussions--so skillfully that the novel successfully appealed to otherwise hesitant middle-class readers.

Acknowledgements "Words of Power": Laura Curtis Bullard and Christine: Or Woman's Trials and Triumphs Christine: Or Woman's Trials and Triumphs Explanatory notes to text of Christine

ISBN: 9780803213609
ISBN-10: 0803213603
Series: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54

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