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[SPENCE, Catherine Helen]

An agnostic’s progress from the known to the unknown

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London and Edinburgh : Williams and Norgte, 1884. Octavo, gilt-lettered brown cloth (lightly flecked and rubbed), small owner’s stamp to front pastedown, small stain to lower margin of pastedowns, pp. [ii]; 266, 8 (catalogue), a very good copy.

A rare work by Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910) – writer and suffragist, Australia’s first female political candidate, and the first Australian woman to have published a novel about Australia (Clara Morison: A Tale of South Australia During the Gold Fever, 1854).

An Agnostic’s Progress, from the Known to the Unknown is a novel in which Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is rewritten and transvalued to accord with her unitarian and transcendentalist thought.’ – Austit https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C403259

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