Edition: First printing

New York: Appleton, 1899. Red pictorial cloth gilt. pp x, 427, [1], (10, ads), [2]. 1906 ink name at front, page edges lightly yellowed, small corner crease to a few leaves, else a VG+ clean, unworn and bright copy. A novel about Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. 5.5 page preface by the author dated Montreal, Dec., 1898, in which she states she is trying to be objective and truthful about the faith. "Some otherwise well-informed people hold Mormonism to be synonymous with polygamy, believe that Brigham Young was its chief prophet, and are convinced that the miseries of oppressed women and tryrannies exercised over helpless subjects of both sexes are the only themes that the religion of more than two hundred thousand people can afford." - Preface. A major minor Canadian author - feminist, social gospel, intellectual, with a tinge of lesbianism. Dougall is now the subject of a book-length biography (RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE AND THE NEW WOMAN, Joanna Dean, Indiana University Press, 2007). ; Octavo

Book ID: 51515
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