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Lady Constance LYTTON
1914 SUFFRAGETTE PRISONER Lady Lytton HUNGER STRIKE Women MANUSCRIPT LETTERS
1914. [History, Politics] ~ SUFFRAGE AND SUFFERING LYTTON, Lady Constance Prisons & prisoners: some personal experiences London. William Heinemann, [1914]. 8vo. x, [2], 337, [3], 16pp. With a half-title, a photographic portrait frontispiece, a photographic plate, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's purple cloth, Sylvia Pankhurst's suffragette roundel to upper board, lettered in gilt, printed tan dustwrapper. Very slight shelf-wear, some chipping to wrapper edges, clear tape repairs to verso. Internally immaculate. With two A.L.S., [2]pp and [4]pp respectively, both dated 1913, and both addressed to Miss Allen regarding the publication of the book. A remarkable survival in original dustwrapper of the first edition of Lady Constance Bulwer-Lytton's (1869-1923) account of her suffragette experiences and indictment of prison conditions. The daughter of poet Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton (1831-1891) and novelist Rosina Anne Doyle Bulwer-Lytton (1802-1882), Lady Constance eschewed the conventions of aristocratic society life from an early age. Her life would change dramatically following a visit to Holloway gaol to meet with suffragettes imprisoned there, transforming her into a public figure with a single-minded vision. She joined the WSPU in 1909 and thereafter lobbied parliament, addressed meetings, and rallied her influential contacts on behalf of the campaign for women's suffrage. Her activities and protests led to her imprisonment in Holloway. There she was treated leniently due in part to to her heart condition, but primarily due to the a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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