Most important was her advocacy of economic
independence for women , a revolutionary concept at the time .
Though Ruth Hall was a triumph of a heroic protagonist over selfish and
hypocritical fathers , brothers , businessmen , and lawyers in its quest
for professional and economic independence , being regarded as
autobiographical novel has its negative aspect . Once the novel is
regarded as autobiographical , a pseudonym (which Fern was using ) can no
longer protect Fanny Fern from public censure . Definitely , within a few
weeks , Fern...