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Annie Besant : a biography

Author: Anne Taylor
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In her long life, Annie Besant embraced political, religious, and social causes with equal conviction and sincerity, courting ridicule and controversy by actively promoting unpopular ideas. At 26 she fled the shelter of marriage to an Anglican clergyman and renounced her religious upbringing by joining the National Secular Society. Under the influence of its president, Charles Bradlaugh, she wrote and lectured for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Annie Besant; Annie Besant; Annie Besant; Annie Wood Besant; Annie Besant; Annie Besant
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Taylor
ISBN: 0192117963 9780192117960
OCLC Number: 24066429
Description: ix, 383 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: An alternative childhood; the half-angelic being; a husband's authority; "you have read too much already"; flight; hardship; iconoclast; the cry for light; heroine of free-thought; the Knowlton trial; life-enhancing checks; Besant vs society; tutorials; "let the people speak!"; social reform, not socialism; Bradlaugh estranged; the new model leader; Annie Militant; "superhuman, spiritual realities"; gone to theosophy; "Mrs Besant, I suppose?"; Aryavarta; "Bande Mataram"; bullets and brickbats.
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A biography of Annie Besant, secularist, Fabian, trade union organizer and an early advocate of birth control, who later became a theosophist under the influence of Mme Blavatsky and an active  Read more...

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