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The Old Maids' Club - Challenging Victorian Norms: A Satirical Tale of Unmarried Women's Rebellion - cover

The Old Maids' Club - Challenging Victorian Norms: A Satirical Tale of Unmarried Women's Rebellion

Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

In Israel Zangwill's 'The Old Maids' Club,' the reader is transported into a satirical and humorous world where a group of unmarried women forms a society to combat the societal pressure to marry. Zangwill's sharp wit and keen observations on gender roles and marriage are evident throughout the book, making it a delightful read filled with clever commentary. Set in the late 19th century, the novel reflects the Victorian era's attitudes towards single women and marriage, providing a unique insight into the social norms of the time. Zangwill's literary style combines elements of comedy and social criticism, creating a compelling narrative that will entertain and provoke thought in equal measure. Israel Zangwill, a prominent writer and playwright of his time, was known for his progressive views on social issues such as women's rights and Jewish identity. His background as a Zionist and supporter of the suffragette movement likely inspired the themes explored in 'The Old Maids' Club.' Recommended for readers interested in Victorian literature, social commentary, and feminist perspectives, Zangwill's novel offers a refreshing take on marriage and gender expectations.
Available since: 11/29/2019.
Print length: 4289 pages.

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