on Sarah Grand

Imperialist Feminism: Colonial Issues in Sarah Grand’s The Heavenly Twins and The Beth Book.

This article examines the relationship between feminist and colonial issues in the novels The Heavenly Twins (1893) and The Beth Book (1897), by one of the most prominent New Woman writers, Saran Grand. Examining the subversiveness of Grand’s writing strategies, Jusova argues that the author inherited racial determinism from the late-nineteenth century evolutionary discourse. Grand created “imperialist feminism,” preoccupied with purity, centered on issues and interests of white English middle- and upper-class women, and disavowing the experience of women of other classes and races.