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Margaret Legge, author of seven novels published between 1912 and 1929, used her fiction to discuss issues of marriage, women's suffrage, the difficulty of an older generation in adapting to modern life, and utopianism presented in the guise of fantasy. Her heroines tend to seek independence but choose to be protected; happy endings are often combined with deaths or changes of partner; the only consistent thread seems to be dissatisfaction with the status quo.
22 August 1872 Margaret Legge was born on this day, the youngest in a family of four, probably at Derby. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 30 April 1912 Margaret Legge published her first novel, A Semi-Detached Marriage, which criticises the inequality embedded in marriage law and customs. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
27 March 1914 The Rebellion of Esther, a feminist novel by Margaret Legge, appeared, again from publisher Alston Rivers. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 24 January 1929 Margaret Legge published her final novel, The Crystal Rabbit, which is again set in Brazil. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
3 April 1957 ML died unmarried at the age of eighty-four. Bibliographic Citation link.
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