My Own Story: Inspiration for the major motion picture Suffragette (Paperback)Emmeline Pankhurst (author)
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The inspiration for the award-winning film Suffragette, this is the story of a women who dedicated her life to advancing the cause of women's rights, in her own words.
Emmeline Pankhurst grew up all too aware of the prevailing attitude of her day: that men were considered superior to women. When she was just fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting, and returned home a confirmed suffragist.
Throughout the course of her career she endured humiliation, prison, hunger strikes and the repeated frustration of her aims by men in power, but she rose to become a guiding light of the Suffragette movement. This is the story, in Pankhurst's own words, of her struggle for equality.
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
'She shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back' - Time
'She put body and soul at the service of liberty, equality and fraternity and secured a triumph for them' - Rebecca West
'Emmeline Pankhurst fought for women's suffrage with indomitable courage' - Guardian
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