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Young, rich and intelligent, Gallia Hamesthwaite embraces the dictates of reason and shuns the impulses of passion. She must choose between sensible rational marriage and sensual romantic love; but in pursuing the pleasure of a logical life, she must also endure the pain of emotional sacrifice.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Everyman Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1895)
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This was an interesting book, though not quite what I was expecting. Written in 1895 it caused a sensation for it’s frank portrayal of sex and sexual attitudes, and (according to the back cover) was the story of a strong intelligent woman who had to decide whether to give into her emotions or not. I was excited about reading a book by a woman covering these issues that are normally discussed by male authors such as Hardy and Wells. It was however, a very strange little book. The main character d ...more
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British novelist and travel writer.

She spent her early twenties traveling of which her tour through the Carpathian Mountains in 1890 is most notable. She published her account of that travel in 1892.

Dowie is considered as one of the New Woman writers due to her depiction of sexual relationships.

Dowie was married to Henry Norman who was later made baronet and accused her of adultry with mountaine
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“And the tiresome part of sorrows is that they do not hurt in proportion to their validity and excusability. If we are to be sympathetic, we can remember always that silly suffering hurts just as much as sensible suffering.” 1 likes
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