Angela's business, to be plain, is the every-woman's business of securing a husband and home for herself, and Mr. Harrison's business with this reliable theme is to contrast, Meredithianly, the competing values of old and new in this woman business. . . .It follows that "Angela's Business" is an excellently animated and frequently amusing treatise in the noisy field of feminism, smartly summing up many points of view and engagingly setting them forth with appropriate examples.
The Redmantle Club was more advanced than Charles, and he knew it. And when he told his relative that he was going to it for stimulus, he must have been secretly well aware that it was but a treacherous stimulus he was likely to get.
The Club had been founded by Mrs. Frederick B. Seaman, who had once had a novel published, long ago, at a nominal expense of two hundred and fifty dollars. The name Redmantle had some significance which eludes memory, but there seems to be no doubt that the founder's original idea had been merely to gather together a few congenial persons to abuse the publishers to. The times, however, chanced to be ripe for a broader forum, one where the most advanced women of both sexes could meet and freely speak out the New Mind. The Redmantle had seemed to fill the long-felt want, from the start. Now its meetings began with a Programme, and you may be sure nobody bothered with such small fry as a publisher. The Redmantle speakers won salvos only by completely exterminating the Fam
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