In 1903, two sisters, Helen and Olivia Rosetti, published a novel under the pseudonym Isabel Meredith in which they told about their lives as radicals, propagandists, and key figures in the European anarchist movement. The novel was unprecedented for the scope of its political content, a rare coming of age tale which called for complete sexual equality and the violent destruction of religion and state rule. This book is one of the most critically untouched and unacknowledged feminist works of the 20th century. The main heroine named Isabel Meredith is an intelligent, socially active teenage girl with a sense of humor and a sense of pride. She is an orphan, living on inheritance, who fights beside, organizes and leads mostly adult men in the struggle for revolution.
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