Author:Edith Jemima Simcox

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Edith Jemima Simcox
British writer, trade union activist, and early feminist. A lesbian, she had an admiring and passionate, yet unrequited relationship with the older George Eliot.


  • Natural Law: An Essay in Ethics (1877)
  • George Eliot. Her life and works (1881), article in the Nineteenth Century
  • Episodes in the Lives of Men, Women and Lovers (1882) fiction
  • The Capacity of Women (1887), article in the Nineteenth Century
  • Primitive Civilizations: or Outlines of the History of Ownership in Archaic Communities (1894)
  • Diary of a Shirtmaker (1998) near-autobiographical, edited by C. M. Fulmer and M. E. Barfield


Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.