Emma Brooke: Fabian, feminist and writer

Kay Daniels, J. Roe*

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Largely overlooked in Fabian historiography and absent from major works of biographical reference, Emma Brooke (c1844-1926) was an early Fabian and successful novelist whose analysis of 'the woman question', and especially the sex question, significantly predates the better known critique by H. G. Wells. This posthumously published article examines Brooke's thinking over time, drawing on personal correspondence and literary representations, and offers further insights into the relationship between feminism and socialism in the 1880s and 1890s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-167
Number of pages15
JournalWomen's History Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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