May Sinclair

May Sinclair was the pseudonym of Mary Amelia St. Clair (1863 – 1946), a British writer known for her novels, poetry, and literary criticism. She was an active suffragist and member of the Woman Writers’ Suffrage League. Sinclair was also an early supporter of Imagism, a literary movement in the early 20th century that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. Her works often explore themes of feminism, psychology, and the supernatural. Some of her notable novels include 'The Divine Fire' (1904) and 'Mary Olivier: A Life' (1919).


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  1. 1. Life and Death of Harriett Frean

    The book chronicles the life of Harriett Frean, a woman who lives a sheltered and suppressed life due to Victorian societal norms. It explores her journey from a privileged childhood to a lonely adulthood, her unrequited love for a married man, and her struggle with her parents' expectations. The narrative delves into the themes of female oppression, the consequences of societal expectations, and the tragedy of an unfulfilled life.

    The 2443rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Three Sisters

    This novel explores the lives and emotional complexities of three sisters living in a provincial English town at the turn of the 20th century. Through their interactions and personal growth, the narrative delves into themes of love, independence, and societal expectations. The sisters, each with distinct personalities and desires, navigate the challenges of finding their places in a world where their choices are limited by their gender and social standing. The story is a poignant examination of the struggles for personal fulfillment and the search for identity within the confines of a restrictive society.

    The 4151st Greatest Book of All Time