London: Martin Secker, 1928. Hardcover. 392p., one of 2,000 'ordinary' copies, (as opposed to the 100 signed copies) very good first edition in yellow decorative cloth and unclipped, toned dj with offset impression of 4 postal stamps on rear cover (?!) Young 2432, Grier A***. C***.
Mackenzie explores 'the need for a compensatory worldly success incited in homosexual men and women by the public condemnation of their desire. [Extraordinary Women] shows the victory of one of its lesbian heroines, Rory, over censoriousness-induced competition for both love and public notoriety.' - Summers, The gay and lesbian literary heritage, p. 252.
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