Regiment of Women

Regiment of Women➽ [Reading] ➿ Regiment of Women By Clemence Dane ➲ – A Monstrous Regiment of Women Wikipedia A Monstrous Regiment of Women is the second book in the Mary Russell series of mystery novels by Laurie R King The title is taken from a work by John Knox publi A Monstrous Regiment of Women Wikipedia A Monstrous Regiment of Women is the second book in the Mary Russell series of mystery novels by Laurie R King The title is taken from a work by John Knox published in The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regimen of Women Knox used the word regimen in an archaic sense to mean government or rgime and his tract was written against the female Regiment of Women by Thomas Berger Fantastic Title Regiment of Women Authors Todd R Regiment of MOBI :¼ Berger ISBN UK edition Publisher Methuen Publishing Ltd Availability UK CA May USA Hardback Title Regiment of Women Authors Thomas Berger ISBN USA edition Publisher Simon Schuster Availability UK Regiment of Women — Wikipedia Republished Regiment of Women is the debut novel of Winifred Ashton writing as Clemence DaneFirst published in the novel has gained some notoriety due to its or less veiled treatment of lesbian relationships inside and outside a school setting It is said to have inspired Radclyffe Hall to write The Well of Loneliness REGIMENT OF WOMEN by Thomas Berger | Kirkus This time Berger's hapless hero Georgie Cornell bucks sexist seas and the havoc wrought by the mad descent of egg and sperm through the eons But in this cautionary burlesue stereotypical Women's Lib readings of sexism bolstered by relevant chapter pronouncements from the past are applied to men ; like chastity belts or bound feet In this plus future men Regiment of Women Wikipedia Regiment of Women is the debut novel of Winifred Ashton writing as Clemence DaneFirst published in the novel has gained some notoriety due to its or less veiled treatment of lesbian relationships inside and outside a school setting It is said to have inspired Radclyffe Hall to write The Well of Loneliness Regiment of Women Book WorldCatorg Get this from a library Regiment of Women Thomas Berger A bizarre sex role reversal novel in the world of the future where feminism has run completely amuck Boys are raised to be passive and girls are raised to be tough mean and aggressive The women Regiment of Women Thomas Berger The world of Regiment of Women is no utopia the rule of women is no benign or benevolent than that of men and maybe that is Berger's point But it isn't The novel isn't political it isn't about and has nothing to do with Feminism it has no point to teach There is nothing about how or why 'men surrendered their evil grip on the world' What the novel is is Regiment of Women eBook WorldCatorg Additional Physical Format Print version Dane Clemence Regiment of Women New York Macmillan OCoLC Material Type Document Fiction Regiment of Women Newspaperscom Regiment of Women View the Full Page Search the Largest Online Newspaper Archive Show Hide article text OCR Clipped by marjoriesnelling • 'Monstrous Regiment of Women' meaning and origin In the meantime the expression 'the monstrous Regiment of Women' has been fertile ground for creative works under the broad heading of 'the battle of the sexes' A British feminist theatre group adopted it as their ironic name in and there have been several eponymous novels several of them comic by Clemence Dane Thomas Berger Storm Constantine Laurie King and Terry. cw abuse suicide mentionOof I feel like I can't truly put this on my read shelf because I read the first half and then kind of dipped in and out of the second half until the final chapters I wanted to find out what happened but I just found it so extremely profoundly disturbing I couldn't commit to slogging through the whole thing Now don't get me wrong I love me a good Evil Lesbian Story when the lesbian is fun campy see Carmilla The Sorceress of the Strand assorted Disney antagonists In some ways what made this book so unpleasant is how good it was The villain of the piece Clare Hartill is evil yes and a lesbian yes but she is also super plausible and three dimensional she's not a witch or a vampire but a frighteningly realistic portrait of an emotional abuser At the same time she exudes charm appeal let's face it Evil Lesbians are way sexy and as a reader to be seduced by her and then watch as she view spoiler manipulates and abuses a our heroine Alwynne and b the underage girls she teaches eventually driving a 13 year old girl to suicide hide spoiler Dane sets out to create an evil lesbian and in doing so show the reader the evils of lesbianism But instead in Clare she creates a complex magnetic woman who champions education and intellectualism and puts forth good arguments for why women don't need to get married Though Clare is cruel and malicious she is also an archetype of the unavailable older woman in a position of authority and it is easy to see why the women in the book find her so attractive Dane may have wanted to make Clare unambiguously evil but actually she is the most interesting character in the book It is easy to understand why this book has been regarded as a lesbian classic the love story between Alwynne and Clare is far compelling than the book's heterosexual ending and though Dane may have wanted to show the evil of lesbianism she actually creates believable and moving relationships between women Only the heterosexual ending and Alwynne's decision to marry Roger make this story feel clunky and lacking in complexity otherwise it's a compelling and enjoyable read An astonishing dissection of the mind of the monstrous Clare Hartill who blithely ruins or attempts to ruin the lives of everyone around her It's also a fascinating insight into schoolgirl 'crushes' and how encompassing they can be and in this case how tragicI read that this work encouraged Radclyffe Hall to write 'The Well of Loneliness' with which it has a great deal in common though this book is even painful I can't understand why it is virtually forgotten today This 1917 English novel was published and distributed in both the United Kingdom and the United States The story details the close relationship between two school teachers Written during an era of increasing anxiety about the expanding rights of women the novel was intended to warn of the dangers of female education and all female environments The story ends with an argument for co education and with the suggestion that women should focus on marriage and family rather than education This book was rather disturbing an intense and painful read with no real closure provided Nevertheless it was excellent—the prose was incredible the characters fascinating if not always likeable and the story itself engaging You cannot but feel incredibly sorry for everyone involved It was a painfully true portrait of a number of very unhealthy sometimes abusive relationships—but on the whole I don’t think it was a criticism of lesbianism itself of the dangerously passionate affairs that exist to the exclusion of all other relationships Overall a deeply uncomfortable read I’m not sure if I liked it but objectively it is a worthy member of the Virago Lesbian Landmarks series This story of female relationships work lesbian school or mentor mentee is a fascinating one Clare is manipulative and ruthless in her use and abuse of others for her own gain; Alwynne and others fall prey to herThe dialogue is stimulating clever and revealing of each character's values The psychological elements of manipulation realization and residual damage are powerful movers I really enjoyed the writingWhile I think the author tried to portray a can't get a man so I'll manipulate women lesbian I think Clare's mental game is one of which anyone should be wary I wouldn't want that relationship for anyone whether homo or heterosexual Over all good book I'd bump this up to 35 if we could The readers all did a great job on the LibriVox free audiobook The story is entertaining enough in a somewhat Austenian type of a tale that has a wee touch of a Dead Poet Society element in it You do occasionally want to smack the protagonist a couple times but I have watched a young friend behave in very much the same adoring way toward an infatuation who mistreated her so unfortunately the character is pretty much true to life The ending is somewhat trite with a completely foreseen marital match but also holds an unsettling twist regarding the antagonist While the summary notes that this book was famous for the underlying lesbian relations I would not count it as a good LGBT choice as the character of the relationship is not flattering I did find it interesting that a 1917 book seemed to judge not on the morality of such a relationship but definitely condemned it in terms of social practicability This book would definitely have had four stars if it hadn't been for the Lesbian Bad Heterosexual Good vibe It's well written and the characters are really skilfully drawn And frankly it's obvious that Alwynne will be twenty times happier with Roger than with Clare; her relationship with Clare is abusive and scary The main character is really Clare though and she is portrayed very cleverly her desire for control and possession; her thought processes as she controls and manipulates her human possessions; her occasional self awareness As for Alwynne and Roger; he is obviously a genuinely good caring person who loves her and wants to make her happy Despite all this there's a very uncomfortable message that romantic relationships between women are unhealthy and even if healthy could never ever match up to the relationship between and man and a woman Sigh I learned of this book here Much neglected book undeservedly so Clare Harthill is a truly frightening character My only misgiving is the emphasis put on heterosexual marriage being the only worthy outcome but nevertheless this is a fascinating insight into suppressed 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Regiment of Women Epub í Regiment of  MOBI :¼
  • Paperback
  • 345 pages
  • Regiment of Women
  • Clemence Dane
  • English
  • 12 March 2015
  • 9781853818646