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The Woman Who Did

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(1895)


To My Dear Wife, To Whom I Have Dedicated My Twenty Happiest Years, I Dedicated Also, This Brief Memorial Of A Less Fortunate Love


Written at Perugia, Spring 1893. For the first time in my life, wholly and solely to satisfy my own taste and my own conscience.


Preface:

"But surely no woman would ever dare to do so," said my friend. "I knew a woman who did," said I; "and this is her story."


This controversial novel is about a young, self-assured middle-class woman who defies convention as a matter of principle and who is fully prepared to suffer the consequences of her actions. It was adapted into a British silent film directed by Walter West in 1915, and in Germany in 1925.


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