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The Resource Eleanor Marx : a life, Rachel Holmes

Eleanor Marx : a life, Rachel Holmes

Label
Eleanor Marx : a life
Title
Eleanor Marx
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Holmes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unrestrained by convention, lionhearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. She pioneered the theater of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trade unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later, she edited many of his key political works and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, gender equality was a necessary precondition for a just society, and she crusaded for this in Britain and on a celebrated tour across America in 1886. Drawing strength from her family and their wide circle, including Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the world to make a difference. Her favorite motto: 'Go ahead!' With her closest friends--among them Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne, and William Morris--she was at the epicenter of British socialism. She was also the only Marx to claim her Jewishness. But her life contained a deep sadness: She loved a faithless and dishonest man, the academic, actor, and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. Yet despite the unhappiness he brought her, Eleanor Marx never wavered in her political life, ceaselessly campaigning and organizing until her untimely end."--Publisher description
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10403852
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Rachel
Dewey number
  • 355.4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Women socialists
  • Aveling, Eleanor Marx
  • Socialists
Label
Eleanor Marx : a life, Rachel Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvi, 508 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620409701
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881092850
  • ocn881092850
  • OCoLC
Label
Eleanor Marx : a life, Rachel Holmes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvi, 508 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620409701
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881092850
  • ocn881092850
  • OCoLC

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