Rachel Holmes on Eleanor Marx
Date(s) - Tuesday, 26th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert’s Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers’ and gas workers’ trades unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later she edited many of his key political works, and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society.
Join us to hear Rachel Holmes tell the story of the woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century, who was unafraid to live her contradictions.
Admission: £3.00, including 15% off all purchases made on the night.