Mary Baker Eddy


Mary Baker Eddy, whom Mark Twain called "the most interesting woman who ever lived, " rose in mid-life from poverty, illness, and obscurity to become the revered leader of the christian Science Church. Gillian Gill's full-scale biography is the first to portray her as neither a saint nor a demon, but a woman of extraordinary talents who overcame the repressive forces of society, jealousy, intrigue, and scandal to found a powerful, wealthy church and a world-class newspaper.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, MA
Publication year:
  • 1998