Women's Studies

Women's Studies

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The Heroines Of History, Owen, Mrs. Octavius Freire (Emily Owen)
1 Owen, Mrs. Octavius Freire (Emily Owen) The Heroines Of History
New York Carlton & Phillips 1854 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The cloth covers have edge wear, rubbing and fraying to the spine ends, corners, edges and spine joints. The spine of the book has faded and there is chipping of the cloth to both top and bottom spine ends. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there is noticeable foxing throughout. The front pastedown page has loss of paper where something had been pasted down and been removed. There are two prevous owner's ink marks on the front endpaper. The text includes eight illustrations. The author discusses eight women of history and their accomplishments - the biographees include: Boadicea, Judith, Semiramis, Jane de Montfort, Joan of Arc, Margaret of Anjou, Isabella of Castile, and, Catherine de Medici. "Emily Owen (1822-85) was born in Gloucester, England, to Mary and William Montague. In 1843 she married Octavius Freire Owen. " The Heroines of History, as the title suggests, explores the subject of heroism as it relates to women. Owen's design in writing a history of female heroes was to instruct by attraction. She identifies herself as a historian wandering through the garden of the Past, culling from each fairest plant the brightest hints, the richest odours, to stimulate the ambition or support the endurance of the young mothers of the future generation." 
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