Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

 

Anna Marsden’s Experiment
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The plot involves an "intrinsically masculine" heroine who supplements her small inherited in-come with her contributions to women’s journals. Rejected by her attractive male colleague in favor of a pretty but frivolous art student, Anna Marsden assumes the persona and clothes of a man, whereby she gains the friendship of the male colleague and the love of the art student. A copy of the author’s only book.

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Ellen Williams. Anna Marsden’s Experiment. London: Greening & Co., 1899.
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