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By Valerie Fehlbaum

In a occupation that spanned over 40 years, Ella Hepworth Dixon (1857-1932) was once alternately journalist, critic, essayist, brief tale author, novelist, editor of a women's journal, dramatist, and autobiographer. After an preliminary recognition, notwithstanding, Ella Hepworth Dixon's paintings, like that of nearly all of her contemporaries, remained principally unread for many years. In her new learn, Valerie Fehlbaum sheds gentle on Dixon's existence and paintings, and gives profound perception not just into Dixon herself yet into the multifaceted personality of the 'New lady' author that Dixon typified. The determine of the recent lady as representing new-found highbrow, social, and political freedom got here to the fore in the direction of the top of the 19th century while the time period 'woman' was once being interrogated on each that you can think of point. In heated debates approximately woman's nature, basic questions reminiscent of 'what is a woman?' and 'what does a girl want?' have been observed via subsidiary controversies in regards to the special function she may still play in society. Fehlbaum's re-assessment of Dixon's diversified literary output complements our knowing of this era of radical swap for ladies, and indicates that Ella Hepworth Dixon's writing continues to be as vigorous and pertinent at the present time because it was once while it used to be first published.

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