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Author Lepore, Jill, 1966- author.

Title The secret history of Wonder Woman / Jill Lepore.

Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  741.5973 LEPO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description xiv, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Notes "This is a Borzoi book"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. One Veritas -- pt. Two Family Circle -- pt. Three Paradise Island.
Summary Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. Drawing from an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore reveals the fascinating family story that sparked the invention of the most popular female superhero of all time. Delving into the life of Wonder Woman's eccentric creator, psychologist William Moulton Marston, Lepore uncovers her feminist origins: from the warrior princesses of the Amazon, to suffragists including Emmeline Pankhurst, and the women Marston shared his life with - his wife and his mistress. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is at once a riveting work of pop-culture history, and a crucial insight into the struggle for women's rights in the twentieth century and the troubled place of feminism today.
Subject Wonder Woman (Fictitious character)
Marston, William Moulton, 1893-1947.
Feminism in literature.
Literature and society -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women heroes in literature.
Women superheroes.
Feminism -- United States -- History.
Women's rights -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780385354042 (hardback)
Standard Number 40024170070

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