Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith
is a biography
of Emma Hale Smith
, wife of Joseph Smith Jr.
, written by Linda King Newell
and Valeen Tippetts Avery
Generally accepted as a groundbreaking biography, the book places Emma Smith into a context that has better explained the trials and sacrifices of the members of the early Latter Day Saint church. The work made possible, along with other more recent historical works, a major reinterpretation of the formative period of Mormonism.
- Newell, Linda King and Avery, Valeen T. Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith, Prophet's Wife, Elect Lady, Polygamy's Foe. Doubleday Publishing, September 1984. ISBN 0-385-17166-8. 2nd edition. rev., Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
- . Discusses the religious controversy following Mormon Enigma's initial publication in 1984 (page 40 to 48).