Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon was the most unconventional and influential
leader of the Victorian women's movement. Enormously talented,
energetic and original, she was a feminist, law-reformer, painter,
journalist, the close friend of George Eliot and a cousin of Florence
Nightingale. As a painter, Barbara is now recognised as a vital figure
among Pre-Raphaelite women artists.
As a feminist she led four great campaigns: for married women's legal status, for the right to work, the right to vote and to education. Making brilliant use of unpublished journals and letters, Pam Hirsch has written a biography that is as lively and powerful as its subject, recreating the woman in all her moods, and placing her firmly in the context of women's struggle for equality.
Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon : Feminist, Artist and Rebel - Pam Hirsch
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