In 1897, a Dutch feminist best-seller was released: ‘Hilda van Suylenburg’ by C. Goedkoop-de Jong van Beek en Donk. It was a tendentious novel which shocked the nation. In 1919, the book went in its eighth edition.
In 1984 a new edition was published by Feminist Publishing House Sara, and the book was quickly rediscovered by feminist historians in the years thereafter. The book contains a systematical and passionate account in favor of women’s lib.