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Edith Mary Moore, early twentieth-century novelist, also published, years after the virtual end of her career in fiction, non-fictional works including a long essay or brief treatise on the relations between women and men. Her novels take up issues of modern urbanism, inequity, sex roles, reform, and idealism. Well-thought-of by reviewers although apparently never doing well in sales, her works are now rare, and have been totally forgotten since her death.
16 September 1871 Edith Mary Croucher (later EMM) was born, probably in Edmonton in North London, where her birth was registered. Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid-January 1909 EMM began her career by issuing through Cassell and Co. a novel which sold for six shillings: The Lure of Eve (with a coloured frontispiece/dustjacker by J. E. Sutcliffe). Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid April 1917 EMM made yet another change of publisher when she issued her extraordinary novel Teddy R. N. D. through Hodder and Stoughton, priced at five shillings. Bibliographic Citation link.
By early March 1935 EMM, calling herself by only part of her name, 'Mary Moore', appears to have published The Defeat of Woman, an 87-page non-fictional treatise on women and society. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
26 January 1949 EMM died at Hove near Brighton in Sussex. Bibliographic Citation link.
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