Karl Marx's youngest daughter Eleanor (1855-98) is one of the most significant figures in the cultural politics of the late nineteenth century. As a feminist and radical socialist she never flinched from confrontation; as an aspiring actress, working journalist and literary translator she advanced contemporary understanding of Flaubert, Ibsen and Shakespeare. This collection of newly commissioned essays helps to establish the full extent of her outstanding achievements.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, John Stokes; ’A daughter of today’: the socialist-feminist intellectual as woman of letters, Lyn Pykett; Fictions of engagement: Eleanor Marx, biographical space, Carolyn Steedman; Revisiting Edward Aveling, William Greenslade; Eleanor Marx and Henrik Ibsen, Sally Ledger; Eleanor Marx and Shakespeare, Gail Marshall; Eleanor Marx and Gustave Flaubert, Faith Evans; The genders of socialism: Eleanor Marx and Oscar Wilde, Ruth Robbins; Socialist feminism and sexual instinct: Eleanor Marx and Amy Levy, Emma Francis; ’Is this friendship?’: Eleanor Marx, Margaret Harkness and the idea of socialist community, Lynne Hapgood; A moment of being: Miss Marx, Miss Pater, ’Miss Ambient’, Laurel Brake; Radical voices: Eleanor Marx and Victoria Woodhull, Bridget Bennett; ’Tantalising glimpses’: the intersecting lives of Eleanor Marx and Mathilde Blind, Simon Avery; Index.