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New Woman

Night and Day, North Atlantic Review

Literature Reference: American Literature, English Literature, Classics & Modern FictionEncyclopedia of Literature: New from Tartary to Frank O'connor

a term used to describe a new generation of active women, who believed in women's suffrage, equal educational opportunities for women, sexual independence, and what they called rational dress. New Women figure in Virginia Woolf's Night and Day and in the works of Schreiner, Shaw, Wells, Rebecca West, and others. Sarah Grand is said to have coined the phrase in the North Atlantic Review in 1894.

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