Mrs Humphry Ward and Greenian philosophy : religion, society and politics / Helen Loader.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan,  , ©2019
xv, 281 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 cm
- Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920.
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Feminist fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- History -- 19th century.
Femininity in literature.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Femininity in literature.
Feminism and literature.
Feminist fiction, English.
Psychological fiction, English.
Women and literature.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Place of Publication:
- Switzerland Cham
- This book examines Mary Ward's distinctive insight into late-Victorian and Edwardian society as a famous writer and reformer, who was inspired by the philosopher and British idealist, Thomas Hill Green. As a talented woman who had studied among Oxford University intellectuals in the 1870s, and the granddaughter of Dr Arnold of Rugby, Mrs Humphry Ward (as she was best known) was in a unique position to participate in the debates, issues and events that shaped her generation; religious doubt and Christianity, educational reforms, socialism, women's suffrage and the First World War. Helen Loader examines a range of biographical sources, alongside Mary Ward's writings and social reform activities, to demonstrate how she expressed and engaged with Greenian idealism, both in theory and practice, and made a significant contribution to British Society. --back cover
- Chapter 1: Introduction
Part I Religion: chapter 2: Religion, Women's Education and Oxford
chapter 3: T. H. Green: Christianity and moral philosophy
chapter 4: Mary Ward: writing, doubt and Christian religion
chapter 5: Mary Ward: citizen and social reformer
Part II Society: chapter 6: Family, fame and London society
chapter 7: T. H. Green: marriage, the family unit and society
chapter 8: Mary Ward: fiction, divorce and inequality
chapter 9: Mary Ward: educational visions and the Bloomsbury community
Part III Politics: chapter 10: Liberal politcs, women and the public sphere
chapter 11: T.H. Green: political theory and liberalism
chapter 12: Mary Ward: socialism and state intervention
chapter 13: Mary Ward: women and political action.
- Includes bibliographical references, (pages 263-274) and index.
- Other format:
- Loader, Helen Mrs Humphry Ward and Greenian philosophy
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