There is a continuing debate about the extent to which women in the 19th century were involved in economic life. The paper uses a reading of a number of novels by the English author Anthony Trollope to explore the impact of primogeniture, entail, and the marriage settlement on the relationship between men and women and the extent to which women were involved in the ownership, transmission, and management of property in England in the mid-19th century.
Rutterford, Janette and Maltby, Josephine
"Frank must marry money: Men, women, and property in Trollope's novels,"
Accounting Historians Journal: Vol. 33
, Article 9.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_journal/vol33/iss2/9