The Travails of Jane Saint

TitleThe Travails of Jane Saint
Year for Search1980
AuthorsSaxton, Josephine [Mary Howard](b. 1935)
Date Published1980
PublisherVirgin Books
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

The novel begins with Jane Saint being sentenced to total reprogramming in an isolation chamber for being a revolutionary; i.e. an advocate for women’s liberation. The novel then follows her “experiences” during the period she is in the chamber, experiences that center around a quest to free women. Much fantasy, with talking dogs, one of whom is named Merleau-Ponty, after the French philosopher; a friendly, supportive demon; a witch; a shaman; and so forth. See also 1989 Saxton, which is a sequel.

Additional Publishers

Part previously published as "Jane Saint's Travails." Amazons! Ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson (New York: DAW Books, 1979), 107-16.

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1935)

Full Text

1980 Saxton, Josephine [Mary Howard] (b. 1935). The Travails of Jane Saint. London: Virgin Books. Part previously published as “Jane Saint’s Travails.” Amazons! Ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson (New York: DAW Books, 1979), 107-16. PSt

The novel begins with Jane Saint being sentenced to total reprogramming in an isolation chamber for being a revolutionary; i.e. an advocate for women’s liberation. The novel then follows her “experiences” during the period she is in the chamber, experiences that center around a quest to free women. Much fantasy, with talking dogs, one of whom is named Merleau-Ponty, after the French philosopher; a friendly, supportive demon; a witch; a shaman; and so forth. See also 1989 Saxton, which is a sequel. Female author.