Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses: Maud Gonne, Moina Bergson Mathers, Annie Horniman, Florence Farr

Overview

These four remarkable women, core members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, left a lasting imprint on the politics, literature, and theater of 19th-century Europe. Less well-known than the famous men in their lives, including Yeats and Shaw, their stories are now told.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (Original)
$21.49
BN.com price
(Save 28%)$29.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (24) from $4.81   
  • New (11) from $14.79   
  • Used (13) from $4.81   
Sending request ...

Overview

These four remarkable women, core members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, left a lasting imprint on the politics, literature, and theater of 19th-century Europe. Less well-known than the famous men in their lives, including Yeats and Shaw, their stories are now told.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Vicki Noble
" . . . reads like an elegant novel; I couldn't put it down. Discover what feminist women were all about a hundred years ago."
author of Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess Vicki Noble
" . . . reads like an elegant novel; I couldn't put it down. Discover what feminist women were all about a hundred years ago."
From the Publisher
" . . . reads like an elegant novel; I couldn't put it down. Discover what feminist women were all about a hundred years ago."

"Explores the stories of these strong, interesting women. Well-written and well-researched."

Library Journal
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a society of magicians formed in 1888 that attracted men like William Butler Yeats and Aleister Crowley. Unknown to most is that four women-Maud Gonne, Moina Bergson Mathers, Annie Horniman, and Florence Farr-were actively and equally involved in the order. Greer (Tarot for Yourself, Newcastle Pub., 1984) explores alternately the stories of these strong, interesting women from their adulthood to their deaths. Her book is well researched and well written and has an excellent bibliography. However, constructing the narrative of intertwining biographies is confusing and unsatisfactory, and analyzing each woman's horoscope will stretch the modern scholar's credulity more than a little, however important astrology was to these women. Balancing the strengths and the weaknesses of this book, it is a dubious purchase for most libraries.-Gail Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology Lib., Alfred
Aries
This is the best kind of feminist scholarship. It is not aggressive or shrill, but warm and personal in its engagement with its subjects, treating them as people, not merely as specimens under a microscope.
—1995
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892816071
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 715,503
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Katherine Greer is a former professor of women's studies and the author of The Essence of Magic and three books on Tarot, including Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation. She leads workshops in women's mystery traditions, aromatherapy, writing, and Tarot throughout the United States and in Europe and lives in Nevada City, California.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)