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Mill on the Subjection of Women

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Mill on the Subjection of Women

Date of publication:

  • 1869
  • Binding:

  • modern half morocco
  • Publisher:

  • Longmans
  • Edition:

  • first edition
  • Mill was a passionate advocate of women’s rights in Parliament, as president of the National Society for Women's Suffrage and in print. He attributed the development of his ideas on the subject to his late wife, Harriet Taylor Mill, and his stepdaughter Helen Taylor.

    This is the last of his great political tracts and proved in the short term to be ‘the most unpopular and bitterly contested of all his writings... the only one of his published works on which he made a financial loss’ although ‘among campaigners for women's suffrage... it rapidly became a sacred text and gave him a position of heroic, almost apostolic, authority within the nascent women's movement’. ODNB Read more

    Condition & Materials

    First edition. 8vo. pp. [iv], 188, with half-title. Modern green half morocco over marbled boards. Read less