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Published 1 May 1982 in Volume 10 No. 3. Subjects: Australian literature - International influences, Feminism, Literary career, Trade unions, Miles Franklin, 19th Century Women Writers.
Cite as: Kirkby, Dianne. ‘Miles Franklin on Dearborn Street, Chicago, 1906-15.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, 1982. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.d6eea9412b.
This paper revives Stella Miles Franklin’s 1917 play, ‘Virtue’, a long-forgotten protest drama about economic servitude, sexual desire, and the perils of prostitution. I discuss the ways Franklin uses ‘Virtue’ to first, protest the perils of female economic vulnerability that…