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The Woman Who Did



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.


"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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