in her article The New Aspect of the Woman Question
, which appeared in the North American Review
in March 1894. Her novel Ideala
, 1888, was an early example of the New Woman novels which became increasingly popular, if controversial, among both female and male writers at the turn of the century. Her nine novels and three collections of short stories tend toward the didactic; she explicitly acknowledged her belief in writing as instruction rather than as art.
She also published a pamphlet on male-female relationships, as well as many articles and lectures on gender issues. She never tried to publish the poetry that she wrote for pleasure.
is known as a late nineteenth-century women's rights campaigner and social reformer. She claimed to have coined the term