May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian by Suzanne RaittMay Sinclair: A Modern Victorian by Suzanne Raitt

May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian

bySuzanne Raitt

Hardcover | April 1, 2000

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May Sinclair's 1904 novel, The Divine Fire, made her a household name in both Britain and the US. From then on she was a prominent figure in many of the literary and cultural movements of her day. A committed if ambivalent feminist, she published in the suffragist journal Votes for Women, andwas one of the first women in England to go out to the Belgian front in 1914. Towards the end of her active life, she wrote the celebrated modernist novel, Mary Olivier: A Life (1919), and the dense, macabre Life and Death of Harriett Frean (1922). May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian, the first book toappear on May Sinclair in nearly thirty years, draws on newly discovered manuscripts to tell the story of this woman whose emotional isolation bears witness to the great price Victorian women had to pay for their intellectual freedom.
Suzanne Raitt is at University of Michigan.
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Title:May Sinclair: A Modern VictorianFormat:HardcoverPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198122985

ISBN - 13:9780198122982

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Table of Contents

1863-18971. Learning Philosophy2. A Crisis of Love and Faith1898-19083. Fame and the Literary Marketplace4. Celibacy and Psychoanalysis1908-19185. War6. Experiments in Poetry1919-19467. Sublimation and Mary Olivier: A Life8. The Twilight Years and Life and Death of Harriet Frean

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`Raitt ... paints an attractive and engrossing picture ... this is probably the definitive word on May Sinclair.'Robert Nye, The Tablet, 23rd Sept. 00.