The Story of a Modern Woman is a novel written by English author Ella Hepworth Dixon. The novel was first published in 1894 and is an example of the "New Woman" genre of late-Victorian England. The life of the protagonist, Mary Erle, loosely follows that of Hepworth Dixon: both the author and the character turned to journalism as a way of sustaining themselves after the death of their fathers.References
- ^ Dixon, Ella Hepworth. "The Story of a Modern Woman." Ed. Steve Farmer. Broadview Literary Texts: Toronto, 2004.
- ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=Rj1bqq4RVbEC&lpg=PP1&ots=lQtZLDpJay&dq=the%20story%20of%20a%20modern%20woman&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q=&f=false
The full novel is available online as part of the Victorian Women Writers Project .