Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

Out of Wedlock
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Edith Ellis was the wife of Havelock Ellis, the writer of books on sexual science. In Seaweed, the deeply sensual heroine is married to a pious but paralyzed miner. At her husband’s insistence, she conceives and successfully produces a child with another man.

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Edith Ellis. Seaweed. A Cornish Idyll. London: University Press, Ltd., 1898.
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learned poets
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charlotte bronte and george eliot
sin and sensation
new women
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