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Annie Besant

Activist, Religion (1-Oct-1847 — 20-Sep-1933)


Annie Besant. Annie Besant: An Autobiography. London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1893. 368pp.

Theodore Besterman. A Bibliography of Annie Besant. Theosophical Society. 1924. 114pp.

Theodore Besterman. Mrs Annie Besant: A Modern Prophet. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.. 1934.

C. Jinarajadasa. Occult Investigations: A Description of the Work, of Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater. Adyar, India: The Theosophical Publishing House. 1938. 137pp.

Roger Manvell. The Trial of Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh. London: Elek Pemberton. 1976. 192pp.

Arthur Hobart Nethercot. The Last Four Lives of Annie Besant. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1963.

Arthur Hobart Nethercot. The First Five Lives of Annie Besant. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1960. 418pp.

Anne Taylor. Annie Besant: A Biography. Oxford University Press. 1992. 383pp.

Geoffrey West. The Life of Annie Besant. Gerald Howe. 1929. 295pp.

Gertrude Marvin Williams. The Passionate Pilgrim: A Life of Annie Besant. New York: Coward-McCann. 1931. 382pp.


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  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.70)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.70)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.149)

  8. Twentieth Century Authors (p.135)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.101)

  10. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.57)

  11. Biographical Dictionary of American Cult and Sect Leaders (p.33)

  12. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.48)

  13. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.89)

  14. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.65)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.55)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.52)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.100)

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