I, Mary MacLane

Mary MACLANE (1881 - 1929)

Described as "the first blogger", Mary MacLane lived a tortured life, ahead of her time. Her beloved father died when she was a young child, and at the age of 8, her stepfather moved the family from its home in Winnipeg, Canada to Montana in the United States, where young Mary had a hard time making friends. Her sensational autobiographical style of writing was considered scandalous, as she told of her bohemian lifestyle, feminist politics and open bisexuality. Although popular during her lifetime, among a sensation-seeking public, and being credited with influencing such writers as Scott Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton, her work lost its popularity after her death at the age of 48. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A crucible of my own making Lynne T
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Play 02 Half inevitably, half by choice Lynne T
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Play 03 A twisted moral Lynne T
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Play 04 Everyday and to-morrow Lynne T
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Play 05 A mathematic dead-wall Lynne T
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Play 06 My neat blue chair Lynne T
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Play 07 A lost person Lynne T
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Play 08 A thin damnedness Lynne T
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Play 09 A prison of self Lynne T
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Play 10 A winding sheet Lynne T
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Play 11 The Dover road Lynne T
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Play 12 The harp of worn strings Lynne T
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Play 13 A strongly-windy Saturday Lynne T
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Play 14 A someway separate individual Lynne T
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Play 15 Sincerity and despair Lynne T
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Play 16 It’s not death Lynne T
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Play 17 A human prerogative Lynne T
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Play 18 The merciless beauty Lynne T
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Play 19 My shoes Lynne T
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Play 20 An eerie quality Lynne T
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Play 21 A helliad Lynne T
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Play 22 Swift go my days Lynne T
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Play 23 By the blood of dead Americans Lynne T
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Play 24 To express me Lynne T
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Play 25 Bastard lacy valentines Lynne T
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Play 26 Sweet fine sweatings of blood Lynne T
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Play 27 Instinct—a ‘first law’ Lynne T
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Play 28 Loose twos Lynne T
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Play 29 Knitting or plaiting straw Lynne T
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Play 30 A life-long lonely word Lynne T
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Play 31 Their voices Lynne T
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Play 32 My damns Lynne T
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Play 33 To God, care of the whistling winds Lynne T
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Play 34 A working diaphragm Lynne T
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Play 35 Lot’s wife Lynne T
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Play 36 My echoing footsteps Lynne T
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Play 37 A comfortably vicious person Lynne T
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Play 38 In my black dress and my still room Lynne T
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Play 39 Their little shoes Lynne T
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Play 40 The sleep of the dead Lynne T
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Play 41 Stickily mad Lynne T
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Play 42 God compensates me Lynne T
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Play 43 The strange braveness Lynne T
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Play 44 Just beneath my skin Lynne T
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Play 45 God’s kindly caprice Lynne T
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Play 46 A fascinating creature Lynne T
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Play 47 No resonance Lynne T
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Play 48 Black-browed Wednesdays Lynne T
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Play 49 The conscious analyst Lynne T
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Play 50 Eye when I mean tooth Lynne T
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Play 51 A wild mare Lynne T
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Play 52 The mist Lynne T
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Play 53 A white liner Lynne T
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Play 54 Beneficent bedlam Lynne T
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Play 55 A deathly pathos Lynne T
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Play 56 The necklace Lynne T
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Play 57 Slyly garbling and cross-purposing Lynne T
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Play 58 Not quite voilà-tout Lynne T
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Play 59 A damned spider Lynne T
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Play 60 To wander and hang and float about Lynne T
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Play 61 A thousand kisses Lynne T
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Play 62 A fluttering-moth wish Lynne T
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Play 63 Twenty inches of ajarness Lynne T
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Play 64 A profoundly delicious idea Lynne T
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Play 65 A mountebank’s cloak Lynne T
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Play 66 A familiar sharp twist Lynne T
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Play 67 A dark bright fierce fire Lynne T
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Play 68 Late afternoon Lynne T
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Play 69 An ancient witch-light Lynne T
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Play 70 The gray-purple Lynne T
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Play 71 The subdivided cell Lynne T
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Play 72 Food and fire Lynne T
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Play 73 The edge of mist-and-silver Lynne T
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Play 74 A right shape and size Lynne T
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Play 75 Ice-water, corrosive acid and human breath Lynne T
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Play 76 Rhythm Lynne T
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Play 77 A prayer-feeling Lynne T
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