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Autobiographical sketches

Author: Annie Besant; Carol Hanbery MacKay
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; : Buffalo, NY : Broadview Press, ©2009.
Series: Nineteenth-century British autobiographies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933) was a problematic and notorious figure in Victorian England, questioning and then breaking from the Anglican Church to become an atheist, women's rights advocate, and Freethinker. As editor of her own journal, Our Corner, she responded to inquiries about her life experiences by serializing her life story, which was published in 1885. After providing a vivid account of her trial, along
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Annie Besant; Annie Wood Besant; Annie Besant; Annie Wood Besant
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Besant; Carol Hanbery MacKay
ISBN: 9781551114484 1551114488
OCLC Number: 315058369
Notes: "First published in book form in 1885" -- T.p. verso.
Description: 369 p. : 1 ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Nineteenth-century British autobiographies.
Responsibility: Annie Besant ; edited by Carol Hanbery MacKay.

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