Fettered for Life

Fettered for Life


Lillie Devereux Blake
A subversive novel, first published in 1874.

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ISBN: 9781558615540
Publication Date: 12-01-1996

Afterword by Grace Farrell

First published in 1874, Fettered for Life is both a page-turning melodrama and a classic of subversive literature. Blake's is a powerful message: Only when women are allowed their full share of humanity and autonomy can a marriage of true minds take place.

"An outstanding nineteenth-century women's novel found!" —Susan Gubar, co-author of The Madwoman in the Attic

"Fettered for Life combines a compelling plot line with a passionate, and amazingly contemporary view of men's oppression of women. . . . [It is] both totally absorbing and strikingly relevant." —Jane Tompkins, author of Sensational Designs

"The action never falters in this entertaining novel, but as the heroine undergoes her series of adventures, the author raises penetrating questions about the wide range of social and political forces that limited the freedom of American women." —Alfred Bendixon, professor of English, California State University, Los Angeles

"Fettered for Life is the most comprehensive women's rights novel of the nineteenth century. It should be required reading for anyone interested in women's studies and, more generally, in American cultural history." —David S. Reynolds, author of Beneath the American Renaissance