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A Woman's Thoughts about Women

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108020497

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  • Dinah Craik (1826–1887) was a prolific writer of fiction, poetry and essays. She was best known for her novels, which appropriated well-worked narratives of individuals triumphing over adversity through hard work and moral integrity against a backdrop of industrialisation and the ascent of the middle classes. The most successful, John Halifax, Gentleman, tells the tale of a boy who works his way out of poverty. Craik herself was familiar with hardship: her father Thomas Mulock, a nonconformist minister, had spent periods confined to a lunatic asylum, and abandoned his children after his wife's death in 1854. In this work (originally published serially in Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts), Craik provided support and advice for single women like herself. She was highly critical of learned helplessness and advocated independence and cross-class sympathy, believing women should 'lead active, intelligent, industrious lives: lives complete in themselves'.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108020497
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Something to do
    2. Self-dependence
    3. Female professions
    4. Female handicrafts
    5. Female servants
    6. The mistress of a family
    7. Female friendships
    8. Gossip
    9. Women of the world
    10. Happy and unhappy women
    11. Lost women
    12. Women growing old.

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    Dinah Mulock Craik

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