Dora Marsden

(1882—1960) suffragette and philosopher

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(1882–1960) Editor and suffragette, born in Yorkshire and educated at Manchester University. She became a prominent member of Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst's Women's Social and Political Union, but resigned in 1910. The next year, she co-founded the Freewoman, becoming its editor. Contributors included H. G. Wells and Rebecca West. The Freewoman was relaunched as the New Freewoman in 1913, and then as The Egoist in 1914. While she was editor, The Egoist began its serialization of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Later, Marsden wrote philosophy, of which, in 1928 and 1930, two volumes were published. See, Dora Marsden and Early Modernism (1996).

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