Ruth Hall and Other Writings by Fanny Fern


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Fanny Fern was one of the most popular American writers of the mid-nineteenth century, the first woman newspaper columnist in the United States, and the most highly paid newspaper writer of her day. This volume gathers together for the first time almost one hundred selections of her best work as a journalist. Writing on such taboo subjects as prostitution, venereal disease, divorce, and birth control, Fern stripped the fa???ade of convention from some of society's most sacred institutions, targeting cant and hypocrisy, ...

Ruth Hall and Other Writings by Fanny Fern 1986, Rutgers University Press

ISBN-13: 9780813511689

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