Publisher: Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Cloth a little faded and worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 27374
Description8vo, original purple cloth, gilt lettering, t.e.g. Frontis portrait.
Comments¶ The perspective of a French woman journalist, Marie Therese Blanc (1840-1907), on the state of women in the United States, based on her travels here. Blanc writes about women's clubs in Chicago and Boston, women's colleges, prisons for women, homes and clubs for working women, etc. In her favorite American city, Boston, she befriended the literati and writes about her encounters with Julia Ward Howe and Anna Ticknor, among others, and their efforts on behalf of the welfare of women. Blanc wrote for several French newspapers and she published fiction and essays, usually under the pseudonyms Madame Blanc and Therese Bentzon. The text is preceded by a 25-page biographical sketch of Blanc by Mario Bertaux.