The Stone of Destiny. Katherine Duer Mackay.
The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1904.

First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #12410

Cocked, soiled, light spine sun, random foxing, wear. Newspaper pictures of Clarence H Mackay and the author are pasted on facing flyleaf pages. Still serviceable hardcover. ; "a thinly-veiled autobiographical novel in which she bemoaned unrequited love" - Joanna Newman; Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote. Katherine Duer Mackay was an only child and prominent socialite who met her new money husband, Charles Mackay, in 1896. "She was the founder of the Equal Franchise Society. Her involvement with the woman's suffrage movement "encouraged other wealthy women to follow her lead and become involved." She was also the first female member of the Roslyn school board." - Wikipedia. Her own marriage ended differently from her novel of a distant couple, as she left her husband to be with her lover, his doctor, Dr Joseph Blake, who she married after Mackay divorced her. That marriage also ended in divorce within a few years. Janet Grimes, Diva Daims; Novels in English by Women 1891-1920: A Preliminary Checklist; 007718. A well read copy of the First Edition, First Printing of a revealing novel by this prominent suffragist and socialite. ; 111 pages.

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