Alice Mona Caird (1858-1932)

Alice Mona Caird (1858-1932) was a novelist and non-fiction writer with radical views on marriage, birth control and motherhood. Her novels, along with those of Grant Allen and Sarah Grand, established the prototype of the ‘New Woman’ at the end of the nineteenth century, challenging middle class conceptions of femininity and domesticity. Some of her key essays are collected in Morality of Marriage and Other Essays (1897). Her novels include The Wing of Azrael (1889) and The Daughters of Danaus (1894).