Wednesday's Children

TitleWednesday's Children
Year for Search1937
Authors[Wilkinson], [Iris Guiver](1906-39)
Tertiary AuthorsHyde, Robin [pseud.]
Date Published1937
PublisherHurst & Blackett
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Female author
Annotation

A feminist novel in which a woman creates an ideal, eutopian family on an island in Auckland harbor as well as assisting poor people through her work as a fortune teller. The family is a fantasy, and she chooses to kill herself rather than give up her family and enter into a traditional marriage.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Auckland, New Zealand: New Women's Press, 1989; and Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 1993. 

Info Notes

A stage play was written but has been lost.

Pseudonym

Robin Hyde [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

ATL

Author Note

The female (1906-39) author was born in South Africa and brought to Aotearoa/New Zealand at age one.

Full Text

1937 [Wilkinson, Iris Guiver] (1906-39). Wednesday’s Children. By Robin Hyde [pseud.]. London: Hurst & Blackett. Rpt. Auckland, New Zealand: New Women’s Press, 1989; and Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 1993. A stage play was written but has been lost. ATL

A feminist novel in which a woman creates an ideal, eutopian family on an island in Auckland harbor as well as assisting poor people through her work as a fortune teller. The family is a fantasy, but she chooses to kill herself rather than give up her family and enter into a traditional marriage. The female author was born in South Africa and brought to Aotearoa/New Zealand at age one.