Constance Clyde

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Constance Clyde
Born 1872
Nationality New Zealander
Occupation writer

Constance Clyde (born 1872, Scotland) was a New Zealand writer.

Clyde came to New Zealand as a child, and was educated at Otago Girls' High School. She moved to Sydney in 1898, and wrote for the Sydney Bulletin. In an essay entitled 'The Literary Woman', she urged women to continue "to make brilliant discoveries in the realm of the emotions".[1] In her novel A Pagan's Love, questions of women's dependence were raised, with the heroine considering an extra-marital relationship with a man.[2]


  • A Pagan's Love, 1905


  1. ^ Kirstine Moffat, The Puritan paradox: an annotated bibliography of Puritan and anti-Puritan New Zealand fiction, 1860–1940. Part 2: reactions against Puritanism, Kōtare 3, no. 2 (2000), pp. 1–37
  2. ^ 'Clyde, Constance (1872–?)', in Claire Buck, ed., Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature, 1992, p.428