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Mrs Annie Besant

A Modern Prophet, 1st Edition

By Theodore Besterman


304 pages

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Having already published a bibliography on Annie Besant, Theodore Besterman in this book continued with the story of her life. She was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator who lived between 1847 and 1933.

Originally published in 1934, this work is fascinating for anyone with an interest in Annie Besant's life specifically or in any of the areas in which she became a household name.

Table of Contents

1. Brief Chronicle 2. Background 3. Young Religion 4. Education 5. Marriage 6. Doubt in the Victorian Era 7. The Triumph of Doubt 8. Charles Bradlaugh 9. Atheism 10. The Orator 11. Birth-Control 12. A Christian Father 13. Politics and Science 14. Social Protest 15. Socialism 16. Trade Unionism 17. Faith Recaptured 18. The Secret Doctrine 19. H.P.B. 20. The Theosophical Society 21. The New Life 22. Onward and Upward 23. Theosophy 24. India, a Nation 25. The Back of Beyond 26. On Stepping Stones 27. "Earthly, Sensual, Devilish" 28. His Master's Voice 29. Per Ardua Ad Astra 30. Challenge 31. Phoenix No More 32. Abstract

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1928 and 1992, Routledge Library Editions: Women's History offers a selection of scholarship covering women's roles, gender battles, feminism and other issues through the ages. Topics include women in the World Wars, prostitution in Victorian times, the history of abortion, women's roles in the Stuart era and women's place in the household and in work.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Social History
RELIGION / Theosophy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies