Anna Wheeler

Standard Name: Wheeler, Anna
Birth Name: Anna Doyle
Married Name: Anna Wheeler
Pseudonym: Concordia
Anna Wheeler has been called the most important feminist after Mary Wollstonecraft and before Emmeline Pankhurst .
Roberts, Marie Mulvey et al., editors. “Introduction”. The Reformers: Socialist Feminism, Routledge/Thoemmes Press, p. xi - xv.
Her deep involvement in the Owenite Socialist Movement led her to translating work by French Saint-Simonians and writing in socialist journals such as The Crisis. She also co-authored a single, famous text with William Thompson , an Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men, To Retain Them in Political, and Thence in Civil and Domestic, Slavery.


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Family and Intimate relationships Constance Lytton
Constance's great-grandmother Anna Wheeler is remembered with respect and gratitude by feminists (especially, perhaps, socialist feminists) for her authorship, jointly with William Thompson , of the Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women...
Family and Intimate relationships Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
Rosina's mother, Anna Wheeler , was a prominent Owenite socialist and supporter of women's rights. As joint author with William Thompson of the Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, 1825, she won...
Friends, Associates Flora Tristan
In Paris, FT began to associate with socialists, including Charles Fourier and Robert Owen , and feminists, including Eugénie Niboyet and Anna Wheeler .
Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg.
Grogan, Susan. Flora Tristan: Life Stories. Routledge.
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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Hays
Immediate responses were, in the manner characteristic of the times, polarised by political allegiance.
Kelly, Gary. Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790-1827. Clarendon.
The Critical Review offered endorsement: Here we find a woman arguing for the rights of her sex with female volubility...
Residence Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
Rosina Wheeler (later Bulwer Lytton) was not yet ten when in August 1812 her mother left her father . She took her two surviving daughters and moved with them to Guernsey.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Sadleir, Michael. Bulwer: A Panorama. Constable.
Textual Production Mary Hays
Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women by MH was anonymously published.
Scholars disagree: Gina Luria (following William Thompson and Anna Wheeler ) assigns this to MH ; Gary Kelly doubts...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
This novel is largely autobiographical, and contains an unsympathetic portrait of the author's mother, radical feminist Anna Wheeler , in the character of Aunt Marley. The school that Rosina attended is also portrayed as a...


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Thompson, William, and Anna Wheeler. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1825.
Thompson, William et al. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women. Thoemmes, 1994.
Thompson, William, and Anna Wheeler. “Introduction”. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, edited by Michael Foot and Marie Mulvey Roberts, Thoemmes, 1994.