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May Sinclair

Dates: 1862 - 1946

Occupation: writer

Also known as: Mary Amelia St. Clair Sinclair

A novelist and suffragist, May Sinclair was not educated until she was 18, when study with Dorothea Beale inspired her to begin writing poetry and, later, fiction. She served as an ambulance driver in World War I and wrote poetry and fiction based on her war experience.

Bibliography

About May Sinclair:

  • Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. 2000.

By May Sinclair - a selection:

  • The Belfry
  • The Flaw in the Crystal (1912)
  • The Intercessor, and Other Stories (1931)
  • Life and Death of Harriet Frean
  • Mary Olivier: A Life (1919) - 2002 reprint edition with introduction by Katha Pollitt
  • Tales Told by Simpson (1930)
  • The Three Brontes 1992 reprint edition
  • The Three Sisters reprint edition
  • The Tree of Heaven (1918) 2000 reprint edition)
  • Uncanny Stories (1923)

About May Sinclair

  • Categories: novelist, suffragist, World War I ambulance driver
  • Organizational Affiliations: Cheltenham Ladies College, Field Ambulance Corps
  • Places: Liverpool, England
  • Period: 20th century

Also on this site

  • Women Writers - 20th Century
  • Women and World War I
  • Woman Suffrage - Britain

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