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Reading progress update: I've read 82 out of 312 pages.

Women and Achievement in Nineteenth-Century Europe - Linda L. Clark

So far I'm a little disappointed in this book. Clark's topic is interesting: she's looking at the opportunities available to women over the course of the 19th century to succeed in the public sphere, which leads her to detail the various achievements of impressive women. The problem is that this reduces much of the text to a series of short biographies, without as much effort to analyze the examples and draw from them the important conclusions. I hope this changes once I get in further.