Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 July 2003

280 Pages | 11 halftones

ISBN: 9780198187004

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Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century

Rational Reproduction and the New Woman

Angelique Richardson

  • A wide-ranging exploration of how the eugenic debate-obsessed fiction-writers and social reformers alike, in late Victorian England and America.
  • Strong supporters included Shaw, Wells, Herbert Spencer, Marie Stopes, and Virginia Woolf; among fierce opponents were Thomas Huxley, Mona Caird, Chesterton, and Belloc.
  • This is a radical contribution to English studies, nineteenth-century and gender studies, and the history of popular science.