By Marion Meade
These literary heroines did what they sought after and acknowledged what they proposal, residing totally within the second. They kicked open the door for twentieth-century ladies writers and set a brand new version for each lady attempting to juggle the intense problems with monetary independence, political energy, and sexual freedom. listed below are the social and literary triumphs and necessarily the penances paid: crumbled amorous affairs, abortions, melancholy, misplaced attractiveness, frightened breakdowns, and at last, overdoses or even insanity.
A shiny mix of literary scholarship, social heritage, and scandal, Bobbed Hair and tub Gin is a wealthy evocation of a interval that would ceaselessly intrigue and captivate us.
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