Reopening the Case of Ada Cambridge


Barton examines the revisions between Unspoken Thoughts and The Hand in the Dark and concludes that central to an undestanding of Cambridge’s work is “the desire to reduce the importance of the conflict between fear of abandonment and thirst for freedom”.

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Published 1 October 1987 in Volume 13 No. 2. Subjects: Australian women writers, Ada Cambridge, 19th Century Women Writers.

Cite as: Barton, Patricia. ‘Reopening the Case of Ada Cambridge.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, 1987, doi: 10.20314/als.b6cf42a7f5.