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Who's this woman writer?

  1. Nov 28, 2004 #1
    Does anyone have a clue on . . .

    Who is the woman writer of the 19th century who can be considered as the first real feminist, dressed as a man, and had several affairs with well-known men?

    Thanks for any help.
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  3. Nov 28, 2004 #2
    Michael Jackson?
  4. Nov 28, 2004 #3
    You're joking, right?
  5. Nov 28, 2004 #4


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    tribdog never makes jokes.
  6. Nov 28, 2004 #5


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    My first guess would be Louisa May Alcott.

    This guess is entirely based on Little Women, which is supposed to be autobiographical, and where Jo (who represents the author) is something of a tomboy.
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  7. Nov 28, 2004 #6


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    Try George Elliot (Mary Ann Evans)
  8. Nov 28, 2004 #7

    Math Is Hard

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    I would have guessed George Sand. (she dated Chopin and she cross-dressed)
  9. Nov 28, 2004 #8
    Susan B. Anthony? I don't have a clue: I just searched 19th century first real feminist and that was one of the people I found something on.
  10. Nov 28, 2004 #9
    I would have to agree with Math is Hard. I think it is George Sand.
  11. Nov 28, 2004 #10
    Thank you.
    Just because I give wrong answers doesn't mean I like to be laughed at. I try so hard to be respected.
  12. Nov 28, 2004 #11

    Les Sleeth

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    You are correct. There is a very enjoyable and funny biographical film about this, in fact, called "Impromptu." It is one of those movies that takes most of itself to build to a big joke. Judy Davis is great as Sand, and Hugh Grant plays Chopin.
  13. Nov 29, 2004 #12
    I wasn't laughing, tribdog. I was just, er, confused.
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