Antique (1891) first-edition hardcover book Won By Waiting by early feminist and Victorian author Ada Ellen Bayly, otherwise known by her pen name Edna Lyall. Book published by the International Book Company New York | Frank F. Lovell.
This book is complete at 297 pages | hardcover | NO! dust jacket.
About the author: Ada Ellen Bayly was born in Brighton, England in 1857 and authored under the pen name Edna Lyall. An early feminist following in the footsteps of other female Victorian-era authors such as Elizabeth | Mrs. Gaskell, Lyall was a highly popular writer who published eighteen novels or novellas between 1879 and 1902. In addition, Lyall wrote a play, largely an account of her own childhood, which she designed for young readers, and some shorter pieces. Several of her novels are historical (such as this one), some take up contemporary political issues. By today's standards, the plots of the stories are melodramatic and the people often verge on caricature. Having said that, Bayly | Lyall is incredibly radical in her political sympathies for her time and unconventional in her habit of choosing outsiders - foreigners, non-Christians, activists - for her characters.
Story overview: Lyall's first published book, Won By Waiting, is considered by most literary scholars to be a somewhat fictionalized autobiography of her own childhood. The youngest of four children, Lyall | Bayly had two elder sisters and one brother. Her brother became a clergyman and both of her older sisters married clergymen. Bayly's father, a barrister, and her mother both died before she was fourteen and Bayly was described as "a delicate child" who would suffer from ill health throughout her life. First educated at home, then following the death of her father, at the home of her guardian at Caterham Bayly was classically and well educated at private schools in England. Never married with no children, Bayly went on to reside with her elder sister, moving in 1860 to Lincoln where she resided until her death in 1903.
Condition of book: In ACCEPTABLE! antique condition the book shows stress to the bind and spine in severael places and the internal pages show SIGNIFICANT foxing | yellowing and wear to the edges and corners. Embossed book spine and covers show MODERATE! wear | rub and some scuffs and light blemishes. Book has NO! ripped pages and we encountered NO! dog-eared corners but again there is stress to the bind in several spots in the book and the pages have started to pull away with NO! pages having yet totally separated from the find. There are also one or two small tears to the cloth fabric of the spine of the book. There is a penciled inscription written on the inside overleaf dated Christmas, 1892 (please review each of the posted photos for a complete visual of the item). All text is clear and legible. Book contains only text with NO illustrations.
Approximate measurements: 8" x 5-1/2" | complete at 383 pages | NO! dust jacket.
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