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Annie Besant: An Autobiography

Annie Wood Besant

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ISBN 10: 1108027318 / ISBN 13: 9781108027311
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Paperback. 396 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.1in.When Annie Besant (1847-1933) wrote in her 1893 Autobiography that her life was much attacked and slandered she was only 45 years old, and many more controversies were yet to come. In this book, Besant charts her dramatic political and ethical awakenings, up to the point where she joined the Theosophical movement. She describes how she was unhappily married to a clergyman, contemplated suicide, embraced atheism, and legally separated from her husband. She recounts how she became a prolific writer and public speaker, joined the National Secular Society, was involved in the highly controversial publication of a birth control leaflet, and engaged in activism for workers rights and home rule for Ireland. She also reflects on her own ideology and spirituality. Besant did much to shock and challenge Victorian society, and this book vividly portrays her struggles and successes. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108027311

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Title: Annie Besant: An Autobiography

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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When Annie Besant (1847?1933) wrote in her 1893 Autobiography that her life was 'much attacked and slandered' she was only 45 years old, and many more controversies were yet to come. In this book, Besant charts her dramatic political and ethical awakenings, up to the point where she joined the Theosophical movement. She describes how she was unhappily married to a clergyman, contemplated suicide, embraced atheism, and legally separated from her husband. She recounts how she became a prolific writer and public speaker, joined the National Secular Society, was involved in the highly controversial publication of a birth control leaflet, and engaged in activism for workers' rights and home rule for Ireland. She also reflects on her own ideology and spirituality. Besant did much to shock and challenge Victorian society, and this book vividly portrays her struggles and successes.

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The dramatic life of Annie Besant (1847?1933) included a conversion to atheism and a prosecution for publishing material on birth control. Her radical writings and socialist activism shocked Victorian society. In this 1893 Autobiography, Besant charts her struggles up to the point where she joined the Theosophical Society.

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