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As a suffragist writing at the turn of the century, Ella Hepworth Dixon often deals with the question of female independence, while critiquing fin de si├Ęcle society. Along with her extraordinary 'New Woman' novel, she produced a volume of short stories, a collection of comic pieces (published under a pseudonym), and numerous articles (some of which were travel articles) and stories for various journals. "Indeed, everything she ever published . . . appeared first in the periodical press." Bibliographic Citation link. Near the end of her life she published an autobiography.
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27 March 1857 EHD was born at Essex Villa, Queens Road, Marylebone. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
29 January 1888 The Sunday Times carried EHD's earliest identified, signed story, Dr Patmore's Patient. Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid-October 1892 As 'Margaret Wynman', EHD published a volume of fiction which is less like a novel than a collection of short humorous pieces (which was its original form). It was entitled (by the publisher) My Flirtations. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 10 June 1894 EHD published her autobiographical 'New Woman' novel (indeed, her only novel), The Story of a Modern Woman, dedicated to her sister Marion. Bibliographic Citation link.
1931 EHD's "The New Egypt" in The Empire Review is the latest signed article by her which Valerie Fehlbaum has identified. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 January 1932 EHD died in her late seventies at the Savoy Hotel in London, of respiratory disease. Bibliographic Citation link.
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