Covering the period from the beginning of the twentieth century to the outbreak of the First World War, this entertaining account describes the lives of women in all classes of society: the entertainments they watched, the clothes they wore, their education and the effect it had on women’s magazines, the work they did and the rise of the ‘office’ as the Mecca for working women. The author also considers the changing attitudes to contraception and sex.
This period, particularly its latter part, saw the rejection of old leaders and old habits. In politics, in the trade unions, and especially in the women’s movement, the refusal of a so-called reforming government to accede to moderate demands resulted in the rise to power of militants.
While primarily about Britain the book also studies women in Germany, France and the United States, offering a particularly revealing account of the stories of women, famous and not, with a lucid, readable outline of the society in which they lived and the social changes that affected their lives and to which they themselves contributed.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1978. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP18367981
Book Description Book Club, rpt, 1978. HB. Very good in slightly creased dw. 231pp. Bookseller Inventory # C5018
Book Description Allen & Unwin. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2725246532