‘I doubt the reader will close this brilliant biography unmoved by this extraordinary woman’s life’ Daily Telegraph
Rachel Holmes’s sensational biography of Eleanor Marx – daughter of Karl – has spearheaded a re-evaluation of a major but overlooked figure in British socialism and early feminism.
Visionary, firebrand and a transformative force in 19th-century politics, Eleanor Marx (1855–98) was the first to translate Madame Bovary into English, the first woman to lead the dock workers’ and gas workers’ trades unions, and a tireless advocate of her father and his work.
Rachel Holmes talks about this fascinating and multi-faceted figure, and the experience of retelling a story that has captured the imagination in a new era of political upheaval.
- Wed 13 May, 8pm
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