Ah, Tussy!

A quick book recommendation from Thomas:  Eleanor Marx, A Life by Rachel Holmes.

How did I not know about this amazing youngest daughter of Karl?  Reading this has been a real epochal eye-opener for me.  Fills in lots of gaps about socialism, feminism and even... theatre!

 

"Within the twelve months between the summers of 1885 and 1886 Tussy started and finished the first English translation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary; revised a new edition of Lissagaray's History of the Paris Commune; put on the first performance of Ibsen's A Doll's House in England; championed the programming of art and education in the Socialist League; produced a body of journalistic work on prostitution and sex slavery; became a ghostwriter and finally completed the English translation of the first volume of Capital... if this were not sufficient, she and Edward completed and published 'The Woman Question: From a Socialist Point of View'."