Amy Dillwyn (1845-1935) was born in Swansea and was a novelist, feminist, and pioneer industrialist, taking over the family's failing Spelter Works when her father died and making it into a commercial success. She was considered to be eccentric, with unorthodox and iconoclastic views. The Rebecca Rioter is the first and the most Welsh of her novels, many of which satirise rigid gender roles.
This republication includes a critical introduction by Katie Gramich, a scholar of Welsh writing in English who teaches at the Open University in the South West.
This is the fourth in the Honno Classics series, an imprint which brings books in English by women writers from Wales, long since out of print, to a new generation of readers.