Living My Life

Living My Life

Authors: Goldman, Emma

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781101007358

Classification: Fiction

Synopsis: Anarchist, journalist, drama critic, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman was the most famous—and notorious—woman in the early twentieth century. This abridged version of her two-volume autobiography takes her from her birthplace in czarist Russia to the socialist enclaves of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Against a dramatic backdrop of political argument, show trials, imprisonment, and tempestuous romances, Goldman chronicles the epoch that she helped shape: the reform movements of the Progressive Era, the early years of and later disillusionment with Lenin’s Bolshevik experiment, and more. Sounding a call still heard today, Living My Life is a riveting account of political ferment and ideological turbulence.
  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • Condensed to half the length of Goldman's original work, this edition is accessible to those interested in the activist and her extraordinary era

 

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