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Author Smith, Minnie.

Title Is it just? / Minnie Smith ; with a critical introduction by Jenny Roth and Lori Chambers.

Publication Info. Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2011]
Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 135 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In Is It Just?, the conventions of the domestic novel - episodic presentation, stock characters, contrived plots, and romantic conclusions - illustrate the superiority of female values and argue for expanded social, political, and legal rights for women. A critical introduction by Jenny Roth and Lori Chambers frames Smith's specific references to the laws and social geography of British Columbia, situating the novel in relation to its historic and literary importance. This unique work of domestic literature adds to our limited library of Canadian feminist writings of the first wave."--Pub. desc.
"Minnie Smith's (ca. 1874-1933) feminist domestic novel, Is It Just?, is a harsh critique of the injustices perpetuated by male-dominated society and law. Published in 1911, it tells the tragic story of Mary Pierce, who, through the actions of her selfish and lazy husband, loses her land, her social standing, and ultimately her life.
Contents ""COVER""; ""CONTENTS""; ""CHAPTER I. The Land Agent's Visit""; ""CHAPTER II. Philip Hastings""; ""CHAPTER III. Leaving the Old Home""; ""CHAPTER IV. The New Home""; ""CHAPTER V. The Other Side of the Picture""; ""CHAPTER VI. Helen's Perplexity""; ""CHAPTER VII. Queer Miss Todd""; ""CHAPTER VIII. A Visit to Canyon Eanch""; ""CHAPTER IX. A Charming Widow""; ""CHAPTER X. Who Gets the Profits?""; ""CHAPTER XI. The Eattler Bites""; ""CHAPTER XII. The Poison Works""; ""CHAPTER XIII. Philip Hastings to the Eescue""; ""CHAPTER XIV. The Blow Falls""; ""CHAPTER XV. True Friends""
""CHAPTER XVI. The Five Levels""""CHAPTER XVII. The Persistent Lover""; ""CHAPTER XVIII. Light at Eventide""
Subject Feminism -- Fiction.
Women -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
FICTION -- General.
HISTORY -- Canada -- Post-Confederation (1867- )
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Chambers, Lori, 1965-
Roth, Jenny.
Other Form: Print version: 9781442611573
ISBN 9781442695009 (electronic bk.)
1442695005 (electronic bk.)
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