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Mary Ward: Fiction, Divorce and Inequality

  • Helen LoaderEmail author
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Abstract

As Edwardian British women’s views on their roles within society began to encroach on the reputation and popularity of the persona of ‘Mrs Humphry Ward’ as a fictional writer, she became a target for the contempt of a younger generation of writers. Virginia Woolf claimed Mary’s writing was ‘as great a menace to health of mind as influenza to the body’ and that her views were that of a generation of those who inhabited ‘the stuffed world of the first class railway carriage’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for History of Women’s EducationUniversity of WinchesterWinchesterUK

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