Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Grand, Sarah
Birth Name: Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke
Married Name: Frances Elizabeth Bellenden McFall
Indexed Name: Frances E. McFall
Pseudonym: Sarah Grand
Nickname: Madame Grand
is known as a late nineteenth-century women's rights campaigner and social reformer. She claimed to have coined the term New Woman in her article The New Aspect of the Woman Question, which appeared in the North American Review in March 1894. Her novel Ideala, 1888, was an early example of the New Woman novels which became increasingly popular, if controversial, among both female and male writers at the turn of the century. Her nine novels and three collections of short stories tend toward the didactic; she explicitly acknowledged her belief in writing as instruction rather than as art.
Bonnell, Marilyn. “Sarah Grand and the Critical Establishment: Art for [Wo]man’s Sake”. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, No. 1, pp. 123 - 48.
She also published a pamphlet on male-female relationships, as well as many articles and lectures on gender issues. She never tried to publish the poetry that she wrote for pleasure.
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This anthology also features Sarah Grand
's 1898 story When the Door Opened, which seems to echo EDA
Clarke, John Stock. Ella D’Arcy.
Kate Parry Frye
She also educated herself through reading, and while still in her teens was recording her opinion of New Woman novels: Sarah Grand
's The Heavenly Twins, 1893, and Emma Frances Brooke
's A Superfluous...
In spite of the fact that her family did not value literature as much as games, and that her mother had specific ideas about what girls should read, EN
devoured every book she could get...
The title refers to an ancient ring of standing stones which features in the novel, a place of ritual and supposedly of human sacrifice, probably based on the Stones of Cairnholy not far from the...
Her contemporary Hugh Stutfield
together with Sarah Grand
and Grant Allen
as members of the purity school. Gail Cunningham notes that these authors were seen to valorize a feminine ideal and sphere...
tended not to read reviews of her works: she claimed to have a kind of contempt for English criticisms.
Egerton, George. A Leaf from the Yellow Book. White, Terence de VereEditor , Richards Press, 1958.
She also abhorred the idea of giving interviews or having her picture printed in...
Since the Langham Place Group
had provided a social space for women in 1860, several organizations had already challenged the flourishing institution of men's clubs. The Lyceum Club
came on the scene at a time...
This three-volume narrative opens on the childhood of Gwen and Dacre Waring, a sister and brother who grow up in a wealthy, intellectual and agnostic family. Their parents' unorthodox values do not, however, extend to...
After March 1894
During this decade tailor-made costumes gave a look of efficiency to the New Woman—a phrase whose popularity dated from Sarah Grand
's use of it this month.