Edith Ellis


Edith Ellis

Edith Mary Oldham Ellis née Lees (1861 – 1916) was a British writer and women's rights activist. She was married to the famous sexologist Havelock Ellis.

Edith Lees married Havelock Ellis in November 1891. From the beginning, their marriage was unconventional; she was openly lesbian and at the end of the honeymoon he went back to his bachelor rooms. She had several affairs with women, which Ellis was aware of.[1] Their "open marriage" was the central subject in Havelock Ellis's autobiography, My Life (1939).

Her first novel, Seaweed: A Cornish Idyll, was published in 1898. Her biography of surgeon James Hinton was published posthumously.[2]

Contents

Works

  • Seaweed: A Cornish Idyll (1898)
  • My Cornish Neighbours (1906)
  • Kit's Woman (U.S. title: Steve's Woman) (1907)
  • The Subjection of Kezia (1908)
  • Attainment (1909)
  • Three Modern Seers (1910)
  • The Imperishable Wing (1911)
  • The Lover's Calendar: An Anthology (ed) (1912)
  • Love-Acre (1914)
  • Love in Danger (1915)
  • James Hinton: A Sketch (1918)
  • The New Horizon in Love and Life (1921)

References

  1. ^ Pettis, Ruth. "Ellis, Havelock". glbtq. http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/ellis_h.html. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  2. ^ Facscimile of James Hinton: A Sketch, 1918, by Mrs. Havelock Ellis.

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