No Surrender

Constance Elizabeth MAUD (1857 - 1929)

Written from the midst of the struggle for female suffrage, Constance Elizabeth Maud’s novel No Surrender (1911) is a Call to Arms. It is a dramatic narrative portraying key players and historical events in the battle for the Vote for Women in Britain. Jenny Clegg is a Lancashire millgirl working long, hard hours under unhealthy conditions in order to support her mother and younger siblings, only to have her father take possession of her savings. In order to seek the rights to improved work conditions, equal pay, and many other human rights, she joins the movement of women seeking political representation. The perspectives of the genteel and working classes, men, as well as the Antis, are presented. (Summary by Lisa Reichert)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Scene I: In the Black Country Lisa Reichert
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Play 02 Scene II: Brackenhill Hall Lisa Reichert
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Play 03 Scene III: Jenny's Call Lisa Reichert
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Play 04 Scene IV: In the Courtyard Lisa Reichert
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Play 05 Scene V: Before the Magistrate Lisa Reichert
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Play 06 Scene VI: Canterbury Tales Lisa Reichert
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Play 07 Scene VII: On a Trolly-Cart Lisa Reichert
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Play 08 Scene VIII: At the Week-End Cottage Lisa Reichert
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Play 09 Scene IX: In the Middleham Church Lisa Reichert
00:54:56
Play 10 Scene X: The Dinner-Party, Part A Lisa Reichert
00:22:34
Play 11 Scene X: The Dinner-Party, Part B Lisa Reichert
00:44:25
Play 12 Scene XI: A Crushed Butterfly Lisa Reichert
00:16:02
Play 13 Scene XII: Behind Prison Bars Lisa Reichert
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Play 14 Scene XIII: In the Punishment Cell Lisa Reichert
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Play 15 Scene XIV: Joe's Surrender Lisa Reichert
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Play 16 L'Envoie. The Passing of the Women Lisa Reichert
00:34:33