Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Ford, Mary H

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1856-1937) US lecturer and author, active from the early 1880s; most of her books were explorations in spiritualism and Religion, and she was instrumental in establishing the Bahá'í faith in America. She is primarily of sf interest for a short fiction, "A Feminine Iconoclast" (November 1889 The Nationalist), an early response to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888). It was published in a journal that represented his views, but takes issue with his Utopia on Feminist grounds, gaining some attention for its measured forthrightness, and for its telling sarcasm: men, it is suggested, should be chained to ornate chairs and made to eat sweets until they go mad. [JC]

Mary Hanford Ford

born Meadville, Pennsylvania: 1 November 1856

died Clearwater, Florida: 2 February 1937


previous versions of this entry

This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies