Abstract

Abstract:

Netta Syrett is a neglected writer of the 1890s, undeservedly so because of the range of her literary associations, her involvement with The Yellow Book from its inception to its end, and the quality of her work. She wrote thirty-eight novels and twenty children's books. Her experience in the theatre embodied the censorious attitude towards "daring" plays by women which inhibited the progress of New Women's writing for the stage. Here for the first time is a full account of the story of Syrett's play The Finding of Nancy. Despite her many successful works, there has been no full-length biography. From the 1880s to 1940, her writings show the drive for individuality and self-realisation of young women at the end of the nineteenth century. [124 words]

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-2715
Print ISSN
0013-8339
Pages
pp. 206-243
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-04
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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