Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Diana of Dobson's” as Want to Read:
Diana of Dobson's
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Diana of Dobson's

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  1 review
Very successful when first performed in London in 1908, Diana of Dobson's introduces its audience to the overworked and underpaid female assistants at Dobson's Drapery Emporium, whose only alternative to their dead-end jobs is the unlikely prospect of marriage. Although Cicely Hamilton calls the play "a romantic comedy," like George Bernard Shaw she also criticizes a socia ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published March 17th 2003 by Broadview Press (first published March 14th 2003)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Diana of Dobson's, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Diana of Dobson's

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 58)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
An important message about women's independence and place in society in relation to the clash between classes delivered with wit and humour. Diana of Dobson's is extremely intelligent and fun to read (and I'm sure it was fantastic to watch); it's extremely annoying that Hamilton's work was suppressed for so long --a tragic and too common story for women writers.
Dragonr marked it as to-read
Dec 24, 2014
Ksenia Boltenkova
Ksenia Boltenkova marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2014
Marnie Wellar
Marnie Wellar marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
Mike marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2014
Katie marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2013
Breanne marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2013
Victoria marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2013
Alicia Margaret
Alicia Margaret marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Cicely Mary Hamilton (born Hammill), was an English author and co-founder of the Women Writers' Suffrage League.

She is best remembered for her plays which often included feminist themes. Hamilton's World War I novel "William - An Englishman" was reprinted by Persephone Books in 1999.

She was a friend of EM Delafield and was portrayed as Emma Hay in "A Provincial Lady Goes Further."
More about Cicely Hamilton...
William - An Englishman Theodore Savage Marriage As A Trade Just to get married Marriage as a Trade

Share This Book