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"He married you under false pretences, as false as they would have been if he had had another wife living at the time." Reminiscent of the Brontës’ Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Millicent Garrett Fawcett’s Janet Doncaster chronicles a young woman’s struggle for independence. With no fortune, no family to support her, and no practical skills enabling her to ear"He married you under false pretences, as false as they would have been if he had had another wife living at the time." Reminiscent of the Brontës’ Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Millicent Garrett Fawcett’s Janet Doncaster chronicles a young woman’s struggle for independence. With no fortune, no family to support her, and no practical skills enabling her to earn a living, Janet is lured into an unwanted marriage and must confront an uncertain future. Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), known today for her leadership of the British constitutional suffrage movement, distinguished herself initially as an author of works on political economy and women’s rights. Her only novel, first published in 1875, explored the politics of marriage and domesticity at a time when middle-class women were actively challenging the sexual double standard in the realms of law, education, work, and family. Janet Doncaster anticipated the concerns of the New Woman novel, combining Fawcett’s astute political insight with a compelling tale of fidelity, betrayal, and self-determination. This new edition includes a critical introduction by Lise Shapiro Sanders, explanatory notes, and extensive additional contextual material, including selected writings by Millicent Garrett Fawcett and other early feminist activists; contemporaneous accounts of efforts to reform the laws affecting marriage, divorce, and women's property; Victorian writings on liberalism, political economy, and temperance; and reviews of the novel from the period....

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ISBN : 36255486
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Number of Pages : 383 Pages
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  • Robert burke
    2018-10-09 15:47

    Janet Doncaster is a novel about the rights of women, written in 1875, by Millicent Garnett Fawcett who was a champion of women rights. Janet has nothing but her intelligence going for her, no skills or money, and gets coerced into a marriage with a man whose history has been hid from her. She doesn't accept her fate, she fights for her rights and for the man she truly loves.Again Victorian Secrets has published a novel from a little know Victorian author and made it available to the modern reader. Great editing, introduction and excellent appendixes makes this edition one to add to your collection of Victorian novels.