Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Emma Frances Brooke
Standard Name: Brooke, Emma Frances
Pseudonym: E. Fairfax Byrrne
Pseudonym: The Author of A Superfluous Woman
New Woman novel A Superfluous Woman, a vociferous attack on degenerate men. She had already issued a number of works under the pseudonym E. Fairfax Byrrne, beginning in 1881 with Milicent. A Poem. She continued to publish regularly until 1912: mostly novels, but also tracts and articles. In these, including the impressive A Tabulation of the Factory Laws of European Countries, she campaigned for the socialist and feminist transformation of society, which she also pursued through political action., an often forgotten writer, , and feminist, caused a sensation in 1895 when she anonymously published her most famous work, the
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