EM Delafield is best-known as the author of "The Diary of a Provincial Lady" (1930). But her favourite among her books was "Consequences" (1919), the deeply-felt novel she wrote about the plight of girls given no opportunities apart from marriage.Alex Clare is awkward and oversensitive and gets everything wrong; she refuses to marry the only young man who 'offers' and believes there is nothing left for her but to enter a convent. But that is not quite the end of her tragic story. Nor was it for EM Delafield, who also entered a convent for a year; but in her case she was able to find freedom through working as a VAD in an army hospital, 'which was emancipation of the most delirious kind. It was occupation, it was self-respect.' Like Lytton Strachey's "Eminent Victorians", written at the same time, "Consequences" is a scream of horror against Victorian values; however, its ironic tone cannot disguise EM Delafield's deeply compassionate and feminist stance. The book has provoked strong reactions from our readers. Some have found Alex's naivety implausible, others have been very much moved by the incomprehension of those around her and by the ultimate tragedy of her life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : Hardback

Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 3752380985 / 978-3752380989
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Consequences
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ISBN: 1-360-82476-6 / 978-1-360-82476-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
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July 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 3752326646 / 978-3752326642
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Consequences (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-331-44338-5 / 978-1-331-44338-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences
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ISBN: 1-361-28492-7 / 978-1-361-28492-6 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-318-98918-3 / 978-1-318-98918-8 (UK edition)
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February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences
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ISBN: 1-5300-6585-2 / 978-1-5300-6585-1 (USA edition)
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5196-5309-3 / 978-1-5196-5309-3 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences: (E.M Delafield Classics Collection)
Author(s): (E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5086-1706-6 / 978-1-5086-1706-8 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5076-3607-5 / 978-1-5076-3607-7 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5059-1587-2 / 978-1-5059-1587-7 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Consequences
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ISBN: 1-290-74887-X / 978-1-290-74887-2 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-231-31801-5 / 978-1-231-31801-0 (USA edition)
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-4662-7619-3 / 978-1-4662-7619-2 (USA edition)
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield, Nicola Beauman
ISBN: 1-903155-02-9 / 978-1-903155-02-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Persephone Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

2016 : New Zealand MP3 CD
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-77542-388-3 / 978-1-77542-388-1 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: IDB Productions
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Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
Publisher: Good Press
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March 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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