Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

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Autore: H.G. Wells
Editore: Sheba Blake Publishing Corp.
Lingua: Inglese
Isbn: 9788869096822
Pubblicazione: 29/08/2018
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Sinossi:
Ann Veronica is a New Woman novel by H.G. Wells.

Ann Veronica describes the rebellion of Ann Veronica Stanley, "a young lady of nearly two-and-twenty," against her middle-class father's stern patriarchal rule. The novel dramatizes the contemporary problem of the New Woman. It is set in Victorian era London and environs, except for an Alpine excursion. Ann Veronica offers vignettes of the Women's suffrage movement in Great Britain and features a chapter inspired by the 1908 attempt of suffragettes to storm Parliament.

Mr. Stanley forbids his adult daughter, a biology student at Tredgold Women's College and the youngest of his five children, to attend a fancy dress ball in London, causing a crisis. Ann Veronica is planning to attend the dance with friends of a down-at-heel artistic family living nearby and has been chafing at other restrictions imposed for no apparent reason on her. After her father resorts to force to stop her from attending the ball, she leaves her home in the fictional south London suburb of Morningside Park in order to live independently in an apartment "in a street near the Hampstead Road" in North London. Unable to find appropriate employment, she borrows forty pounds from Mr. Ramage, an older man, without realizing she is compromising herself.


Pagine 242
Formato [EU] Stampa bianco e nero - standard - 210x297 mm - Carta bianca - Copertina opaca
Peso 0.641 gr.

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