This book is based on the conviction that the Literary Canon in English, founded on patriarchal principles, needs to be significantly revised and updated to include the name of a legion of women writers who have been unfairly neglected and marginalised up to now. The essays collected in this publication aim at shedding light on some of writing mainly between 1880-1920 them ?Emily Lawless, Rosamond Jacob, L.A.M. Priestley, Edith . Somerville, Martin Ross, Julia M. Crottie, Dorothy Richardson, Mary Hays, Florence Wilford, etc. with a threefold purpose: to rescue them from oblivion, to recuperate their works for contemporary audiences, and to put them in the place of honour they deserve.