My Own Story
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100098478
Released: Sep 08, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780399565434
Narrator/s: Susan Duerden
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The gripping memoir of the leader of the British suffragette movement who was named by Time as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century With insight and great wit, Emmeline's autobiography chronicles the beginnings of her interest in feminism through to her militant and controversial fight for women's right to vote. While Emmeline received a good education, attending an all-girls school and being expected to conform to social norms, she rebelled against conventional women's roles. At the age of 14 a meeting of women's rights activists sparked a lifelong passion in her to fight for women's freedom and she would later claim that it was on that day she became a suffragist. As one after another of the proposed feminist bills were defeated in parliament, Pankhurst was inspired to turn to extreme actions. While she was the figurehead of the suffragette movement, it advocated some controversial tactics such as arson, violent protest, and hunger strikes. Even today there is still debate about the effectiveness of her extreme strategies, but her work is recognized as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain. Her mantle was taken up by her daughters and granddaughter with her legacy still very much alive today.

Author(s): Emmeline Pankhurst
Original Publish Date: Sep 08, 2015

Professional reviews

"Emmeline Pankhurst was one of England's leading women's rights activists in the early twentieth century. Her autobiography offers an enlightening look at issues that remain vital today. Susan Duerden offers a capable and at times engaging narration of this audiobook to the point that she becomes Pankhurst in the mind of the listener. Pankhurst's frustration with the intransigent male-only British government is palpable in Duerden's reading. But so are Pankhurst's joys, including her obvious maternal pride in the political activism of her daughter. Duerden's British accent adds an authentic tone without interfering with comprehension for American listeners. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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