Flying with Wings of Wax: The Story of Emily Kempin-Spyri Eveline Hasler

ISBN: 9780880641517

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Flying with Wings of Wax: The Story of Emily Kempin-Spyri  by  Eveline Hasler

Flying with Wings of Wax: The Story of Emily Kempin-Spyri by Eveline Hasler
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In 1899, shortly before her death, a patient in a Swiss insane asylum writes a letter applying to be a maid in a ministers household. The patient is Emily Kempin, Europes first woman Doctor of Law and a pioneering feminist in both Europe and theMoreIn 1899, shortly before her death, a patient in a Swiss insane asylum writes a letter applying to be a maid in a ministers household. The patient is Emily Kempin, Europes first woman Doctor of Law and a pioneering feminist in both Europe and the United States.

Born in 1853, Emily grows up protected as her fathers darling. Yet, inspired by her aunt, Johanna Spyri, the world famous author of Heidi, she gradually develops into an independent woman. Emily Kempin becomes the first woman to study law at the University of Zurich, but even after she earns her doctorate, she is not allowed to try cases in court - simply because she is not a man.

America is the only place at the time where a woman can hope to practice and teach law, so Emily emigrates with her family to New York. This move is made possible not only through her determined pursuit of her career, but also because her husband Walter, who doesnt suppress his feminine side, fulfills the role of homemaker for the Kempin family. Emily enters a circle of high-society feminists, and with their support starts a law school for women that is eventually adopted by New York University. With the publication of Flying with Wings of Wax Emily Kempin returns at last to America, where she set a precedent for the success of all future generations of women lawyers.

Drawn from the real story of an extraordinary woman, Flying with Wings of Wax evokes all the pains and joys, the hopes, victories and defeats of a rich and tragic life.



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