Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Thomas Allen Limited
Date Published: 1935
Binding: Hard Cover
5-1/2 x 8 inches. (8), -378pp. Bright, clean & very nice copy . Beige Cloth book with maroon type on spine and front board. A couple of light spots on back of portrait frontis, otherwise near fine condition.
Dust jacket with chipping some edges otherwise very good. Insides very clean. Photo of Nellie in 1880 opposite title page In 1933 the McClungs moved to Vancouver Island, where Nellie completed the first volume of her autobiography, Clearing in the West: My Own Story (1935, repr 1976), and wrote short stories and a syndicated column. In all, she published 16 books, including In Times Like These (1915, repr 1975). Her active life continued: in the Canadian Authors Association, on the CBC's first board of governors, as a delegate to the League of Nations in 1938 and as a public lecturer.
The "Women Are Persons!" statue, honouring the contributions of the Famous 5 (Nellie McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Emily Murphy), was unveiled on Parliament Hill in 2000 (sculpted by Barbara Paterson).
Forgotten for a decade, she was rediscovered by feminists in the 1960s. Although some criticized her maternalistic support of the traditional family structure, most credited her with advancing the feminist cause in her day and recognizing the need for further progress such as the economic independence of women.
Very Good / Very Good. Item #669