A SINGULAR LIFE.
New York: A. Wessels Company , 1901. Hardcover - An early edition, published just a few years after its first appearance in 1894, of one of the best known novels of this prolific feminist writer, who also wrote poetry, essays and children's books in addition to novels. The book begins with a discussion by seminarians on Charles Darwin: 'There were seven of them at the table that day, and they were talking about heredity. At least they were talking about whatever stood for heredity at the date of our history. The word had penetrated to religious circles at the time; but it was still interpreted with a free personal translation. ' This novel is the story of one of those young students, Emanuel Bayard, whose life was 'singular' in its helpfulness, sincerity and unselfishness. 426 pp plus 2 pp of advertisements for Phelps's books.
Condition: Very good in light blue cloth with white lettering on the spine and front cover (some rubbing to the lettering on the spine.