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Consequences

(1919)
A novel by

 
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.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : Hardback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M 1890-1943 Delafield
ISBN: 1-360-82476-6 / 978-1-360-82476-5
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M 1890-1943 Delafield
ISBN: 1-361-28492-7 / 978-1-361-28492-6
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): Delafield E M
ISBN: 1-318-98918-3 / 978-1-318-98918-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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February 2016 : Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5300-6585-2 / 978-1-5300-6585-1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2015 : Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5196-5309-3 / 978-1-5196-5309-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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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April 2015 : Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5117-5208-4 / 978-1-5117-5208-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Consequences: (E.M Delafield Classics Collection)
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5086-1706-6 / 978-1-5086-1706-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5076-3607-5 / 978-1-5076-3607-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-5059-1587-2 / 978-1-5059-1587-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-290-74887-X / 978-1-290-74887-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-231-31801-5 / 978-1-231-31801-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
ISBN: 1-4662-7619-3 / 978-1-4662-7619-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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
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

December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
Publisher: Krill Press
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October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
Publisher: Dodo Collections
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January 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
Publisher: Waxkeep Publishing
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March 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Consequences
Author(s): E M Delafield
Publisher:
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