Grant Allen

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  • Lyssa Randolph (University of Worcester)
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Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (“Grant Allen”) is probably best remembered as the author of The Woman Who Did (1895), a controversial novel which looks at the late-Victorian New Woman question through the theory of “free-love”, or sexual procreation without marriage. While reviews are mixed, one cannot deny the impressive marketing and multi-disciplinary strategy of this text. Allen’s publishing career was short, but prolific. In a mere twenty two years, Allen churned out 77 volumes, 35 of which are novels, ten are collections of short fiction and poetry, and the remaining include non-fiction and essay collections; this number does not include periodical essays, articles, and short stories, which are too numerous to …

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Randolph, Lyssa, Sally Brooke Cameron. "Grant Allen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2000; last revised 09 September 2011.
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