By Minnie Smith,Jenny Roth,Lori Chambers
Minnie Smith's (ca. 1874-1933) feminist household novel, Is It Just?, is a harsh critique of the injustices perpetuated by means of male-dominated society and legislations. released in 1911, it tells the tragic tale of Mary Pierce, who, during the activities of her egocentric and lazy husband, loses her land, her social status, and finally her life.
In Is It Just?, the conventions of the family novel - episodic presentation, inventory characters, contrived plots, and romantic conclusions - illustrate the prevalence of lady values and argue for multiplied social, political, and felony rights for girls. A serious advent via Jenny Roth and Lori Chambers frames Smith's particular references to the legislation and social geography of British Columbia, situating the radical on the subject of its historical and literary value. This special paintings of household literature provides to our restricted library of Canadian feminist writings of the 1st wave.
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