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The Resource Terrible virtue : a novel, Ellen Feldman

Terrible virtue : a novel, Ellen Feldman

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Terrible virtue : a novel
Title
Terrible virtue
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Feldman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spirit of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, the provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood—an indomitable woman who, more than any other, and at great personal cost, shaped the sexual landscape we inhabit today. The daughter of a hard-drinking, smooth-tongued free thinker and a mother worn down by thirteen children, Margaret Sanger vowed her life would be different. Trained as a nurse, she fought for social justice beside labor organizers, anarchists, socialists, and other progressives, eventually channeling her energy to one singular cause: legalizing contraception. It was a battle that would pit her against puritanical, patriarchal lawmakers, send her to prison again and again, force her to flee to England, and ultimately change the lives of women across the country and around the world. This complex enigmatic revolutionary was at once vain and charismatic, generous and ruthless, sexually impulsive and coolly calculating—a competitive, self-centered woman who championed all women, a conflicted mother who suffered the worst tragedy a parent can experience. From opening the first illegal birth control clinic in America in 1916 through the founding of Planned Parenthood to the arrival of the Pill in the 1960s, Margaret Sanger sacrificed two husbands, three children, and scores of lovers in her fight for sexual equality and freedom. With cameos by such legendary figures as Emma Goldman, John Reed, Big Bill Haywood, H. G. Wells, and the love of Margaret’s life, Havelock Ellis, this richly imagined portrait of a larger-than-life woman is at once sympathetic to her suffering and unsparing of her faults. Deeply insightful, Terrible Virtue is Margaret Sanger’s story as she herself might have told it
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1941-
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Feldman, Ellen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
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  • Sanger, Margaret
  • Birth control
  • Women social reformers
  • Biographical fiction
Label
Terrible virtue : a novel, Ellen Feldman
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky279745432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780062407559
Lccn
bl2016001937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ml 03/16
Label
Terrible virtue : a novel, Ellen Feldman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky279745432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780062407559
Lccn
bl2016001937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ml 03/16

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