Place and Imprint: London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1886.
Edition: First and only edition.
Bibliographical References: COPAC and OCLC record only a handful of copies.
Condition: Cloth repaired at the head and foot of the spine and edges; some light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 23322
Physical Description8vo, original dark green cloth, gilt lettering.
CommentsAn unusual work which combines an imaginary conversation between Augustine and Aimée on the philosophy of Auguste Comte (1798-1857), with essays on the rights of animals, Madame de Staël, the novels of William Black, and a canto-by-canto analysis of Tennyson's poem In Memoriam. Not a lot is recorded about Elizabeth Rachel Chapman, who appears to have flourished between circa 1880 and 1900. In 1881, she published a novel with Sampson Low entitled Master of All, followed in 1885 by a collection of essays on social issues, including prostitution and sexual ethics, entitled The New Godiva and Other Studies in Social Questions. Her analysis of In Memoriam was also separately published and apparently popular. In 1897 John Lane published her essays Marriage Questions in Modern Fiction and other Essays on Kindred Subjects.