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Title Letters of Mrs Gaskell's Daughters : 1856-1914
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Humanities-Ebooks, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (360 pages)
Contents ""COVER""; ""Licence and Use""; ""TITLE PAGE""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""Acknowledg ments""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""Editorial Policy""; ""Abbreviations ""; ""MARIANNE GASKELL""; ""MARGARET EMILY GASKELL""; ""FLORENCE ELIZABETH GASKELL""; ""JULIA BRADFORD GASKELL""; ""APPENDIX I: POETRY""; ""APPENDIX II: BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX""; ""APPENDIX III: TABLE OF LETTERS""; ""GENERAL INDEX""; ""HEB""
Summary The fascinating and eloquent letters of Meta, Marianne, Florence and Julia Gaskell open a door into the social and cultural lives of a well-connected middle-class Victorian family. Events that impinged on the lives and the letters of these women include the Indian Mutiny, the assassination of Lincoln, the Franco-Prussian War, the Boer Wars and Fenian agitation. They witnessed the effects in England of the American Civil War, and engaged in the religious controversies of the day. They take a close interest in the impact of Darwin's discoveries, discuss the latest news, Ruskin's lectures on Venice, the Pre-Raphaelites, and what it is like to play Beethoven's piano pieces under Sir Charles Hallé's tuition. They also shed light on the network of Unitarian friends and scholars who undertook the stewardship of Elizabeth Gaskell's writing. This richly annotated edition will appeal to anyone interested in Transatlantic relations, in Mrs Gaskell, in women's networking, in Victorian ideas and social life, and in the intellectual culture of dissenting circles
Subject Letters.
Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- Collections
Genre/Form Collections.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1847602037 (electronic bk.)
1847602045 (Trade Paper)
9781847602039 (electronic bk.)
9781847602046 (Trade Paper)