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Superseded

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May Sinclair was the pseudonym of Mary Amelia St. Clair (1862-1946), a popular British writer. She was known for two dozen novels, short stories and poetry. She was an active suffragist, and member of the Woman Writers' Suffrage League. She was also a significant critic, in the area of modernist poetry and prose; the term stream of consciousness, in its literary sense, is ...more
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Kirsty
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Sinclair's earliest books, and whilst not her best, it is still worth a read. It's not the most cheerful of novels, even by her standards, but the characterisation and character development have been well thought out, and the whole is engaging.
Cera
Jul 17, 2009 rated it it was ok
This was a rather depressing book about the fate of Juliana Quincey, an "old maid" teacher at a school for girls, whose monotonous life is enlivened by her growing affection for the first two people who treat her with respect or interest. But Sinclair is writing to an agenda, as she so often does, and so the point of the book is to show one side of the "Woman Question" -- namely, the side that claims that competition in the labour market will destroy women by denying them the life experience as ...more
Lesley
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written (well, it is by May Sinclair) but a real downer even by Sinclair's general standards of uncheeriness. A vignette of the life of a middle-aged and rather incompetent teacher in a girls' school which the headmistress is ambitiously turning into a high-powered educational factory.
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May Sinclair was the pseudonym of Mary Amelia St. Clair, a popular British writer who wrote about two dozen novels, short stories and poetry. She was an active suffragist, and member of the Woman Writers' Suffrage League. May Sinclair was also a significant critic, in the a
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