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About the Author: Mona Caird

Mona Caird (née Mona Alison, also called Alice Mona Henryson Caird) (1854?-1932) was a Scottish novelist and essayist whose feminist views sparked controversy in the late 19th century. (The year of her birth is uncertain, sometimes given as 1855 or 1858, but most often 1854.)

Writings of Mona Caird
* Whom Nature Leadeth (1883) novel
* One That Wins (1887) novel
* Marriage (1888) essay
* The Wing Of Azrael (1889) novel
* The Emancipation of the Family (1890) essay
* A Romance Of The Moors (1891) stories
* The Yellow Drawing-Room (1892) story
* A Defence of the So-Called Wild Women (1892) essay
* The Daughters Of Danaus (1894) novel
* The Sanctuary Of Mercy 1895) essay
* A Sentimental View Of Vivisection (1895) essay
* Beyond the Pale: An Appeal on Behalf of the Victims of Vivisection (1897) extended essay
* The Morality of Marriage and Other Essays on the Status and Destiny of Women (1897) essays
* The Pathway Of The Gods (1898) novel
* The Ethics of Vivisection (1900) essay
* The Logicians: An episode in dialogue (1902) play
* Romantic Cities Of Provence (1906) travel
* Militant Tactics and Woman's Suffrage (1908) essay
* The Stones Of Sacrifice (1915) essay
* The Great Wave (1931) novel


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Paperback, Published in May 2008 by Aegypan

ISBN10: 1606640739 | ISBN13: 9781606640739

Page count: 380

Caird was a member of the Theosophical Society from 1904 to 1909. Among her later writings are a large illustrated volume of travel essays, Romantic Cities Of Provence (1906), and novels The Stones Of Sacrifice (1915), which depicts harmful effects of self-sacrifice on women. "What always bewilders me," Hadria says, bending over the balustrade among the ivy, "is the enormous gulf between what might be and what is, in human life." In a bleak and solitary district of Scotland, a group of children form a secret society -- the Preposterous Society, they call it -- for the discussing of ideas. Of them, Hadria seems especially to have absorbed the spirit of those mystic northern twilights. A slight, dark-haired girl, she has a pale, rather mysterious face, and large, bewitched-looking eyes -- yet she is full of life, and is an inspiration to her siblings . . . for her thoughts as much as for her actions. Now a new thought disturbs her -- springing from a chance disagreement with a quotation from Emerson. In thinking of the greatness Emerson achieved, she wondered: could a woman do the same? Would circumstances allow a woman to raise herself to the same heights, in a society that expects it of a man? The Daughters of Danaus is the moving story of a girl trying to find happiness in a world full of uncomfortable and even cruel realities.

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