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Woman in American societyPrice $1.50.
I am so pleased with what you have written, not only as a specimen of admirable English composition, but for its rare good sense, its excellent and much needed advice, its delicate satire, its clear perception of what belongs to true womanhood, and its vigorous treatment of the various topics described from ‘The School Girl’ to ‘The Queen of Home,’ that I cannot withhold an expression of my respect for your talents and high appreciation of the service you have rendered your sex.Extract from a letter by Wm. Lloyd Garrison.
I think them excellent, combining sound sense with feminine delicacy of observation. Extract front a letter from Geo. S. Hillard.
Here is a powerful plea for a higher and more complete education for women, for an education which shall develop her powers of mind and of body, more justly and more thoroughly, and fit her for taking in society the high position for which God has created her. This book ought to be in the hands of every girl who desires to live a healthy, happy life, and of every mother who would have her daughter prepared for such a life. G. B. E. in Boston Transcript.
This is a thoroughly good book,—good in style, good in thought, good in its practical purpose, its shrewd sense, its exquisite humor, its delicate sarcasm, its honesty, and its earnestness. Every one of its twenty essays touches some social failing and hints some useful improvement.The criticism, sharp and frank as it is, is never malicious or cynical. There is no pedantry, though the author is evidently expert in lore both ancient and modern; no sickly sentiment, and, what is rare in a lady's book, no poetical quotation. The longest chapter in the book, and, as a piece of description, the finest, is the nineteenth, on ‘Grandmothers' Houses.’ This is painting from the life, and with a minuteness and finish worthy of the most accomplished of the Dutch or Flemish masters. Whittier's ‘Snow-Bound’ is not more complete in its kind.From the Christian Register.
It consists of twenty short, sensible, witty, and vigorous essays, directed chiefly against the follies of the sex. From the Boston Globe.
She writes so keenly at times as to suggest comparison with the author of the ‘Saturday Review’ papers on woman; with this marked difference, that, while the criticisms — of the latter are bitter and unsparing, those of Mrs. Woolson, however sincere, evince always the generous purpose which underlies them, and show the author's appreciation of woman's real worth and the opportunities within her reach. From the Boston Journal.
There is that in it that needed to be said, and had not been said before, in any writing that had come under our observation, so well as she has expressed it here. From the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette.Sold everywhere. Mailed, postpaid, by the Publishers, Roberts Brothers, Boston.