Sidney (novel)

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Author Margaret Deland
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 429
OCLC 1001764
Preceded by John Ward, Preacher
Followed by Philip and His Wife

Sidney is a philosophical novel by the American writer Margaret Deland (1857–1945) set in the 19th century fictional locale of Mercer, an Ohio River community that represents Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The novel tells the story of Major Mortimer Lee and his daughter Sidney. The Major has turned a pessimist by the loss of his beloved wife, and he vows to protect his daughter from love and marriage and the notion of a beneficent God.

It was first published in installments in Atlantic Monthly from January through October 1890.

External links[edit]


  • Deland, Margaret (1890). Sidney. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 
  • Reep, Diana C. (1985). Margaret Deland. Boston: Twayne Publishers. ISBN 0-8057-7420-3.