Gloriana; or the revolution of 1900

Gloriana or the revolution of At the age of twelve Gloriana de Lara dreams of the day that women are no longer second class citizens be able to vote can aspire to any career open to men She makes a solemn vow in front of her mo

  • Title: Gloriana; or the revolution of 1900
  • Author: Lady Florence Caroline Dixie
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At the age of twelve, Gloriana de Lara dreams of the day that women are no longer second class citizens, be able to vote, can aspire to any career open to men She makes a solemn vow in front of her mother, Speranza, that she will make her dream reality, or die trying Some years later, she reappears in the guise of Hector DStrange, and starts her revolution to free womenAt the age of twelve, Gloriana de Lara dreams of the day that women are no longer second class citizens, be able to vote, can aspire to any career open to men She makes a solemn vow in front of her mother, Speranza, that she will make her dream reality, or die trying Some years later, she reappears in the guise of Hector DStrange, and starts her revolution to free women from oppression Written by gender equality and womens suffrage activist Lady Florence Dixie in 1890, Gloriana has no shortage of self confident, heroic and forceful women.

    One thought on “Gloriana; or the revolution of 1900”

    1. It's so sad that this book has kind of been forgotten about. It's a feminist utopia with vision and passion that was written all the way back in 1890 by a Scottish feminist and war correspondent. Sure, some of the ideals don't really align with our modern feminist ideals, but some of them do, marking it as way ahead of its time. Plus, the plot is pretty exciting. There's some adventure in there - a little bit of kidnapping and espionage and infiltration of Eton. Who doesn't love that? With wit, [...]

    2. This was a borrow direct book and I was only a 1/4 of the way through before I had to return it . . . agony! It's fascinating and I'm going to have to either get it out again or dig up a copy of my own from the depths of some 2nd hand book shop or other. Her style is very much of her time but there was a certain cadence to her writing that appealed to me. (And, yes, this would be a good one to be read aloud.)I can't remember how I came across Florence Dixie, prob looking at various women from al [...]

    3. Fabulous feminist utopia involving cross dressing, kidnapping, shipwrecks, and more. Sensational and fun on the surface with deeper social commentary as foundation. Highly recommend to any level reader.

    4. Genuinely enjoyed it. A feminist utopia written in the late 1800s, a bit of a soap opera and wildly entertaining.

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