Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2009

Publication Title

Journal of the History of Sexuality

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

265

Last Page

286

DOI

10.1353/sex.0.0044

Abstract

The article focuses on Constance Louisa Maynard, the first mistress of Westfield College in London, England. According to the author, Maynard has written various considerable books, both published and unpublished. She started her writings at the age of 16 in 1866 mainly to document her progress as a Christian. In 1871, her writing became her outlet for her passion about love, complex dealings with faith, desire, and sexual identity. It further notes that Maynard's frankness in disclosing her feelings through her writings adds distress and great historical value to her personal accounts.

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