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The Resource A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf, Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney ; foreword by Margaret Atwood

A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf, Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney ; foreword by Margaret Atwood

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A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf
Title
A secret sisterhood
Title remainder
the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf
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Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney ; foreword by Margaret Atwood
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eng
Summary
  • Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend, but the world's most celebrated female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their investigations into a wealth of surprising collaborations, such as the friendships between George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe or Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these stories of female friendships and literary collaborations. -- Adapted from book jacket
  • "Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend, from Byron and Shelley to Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's most celebrated female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their investigations into a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, amateur playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Brontë; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and the ebullient Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who, in fact, enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge. Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these stories of female friendships and literary collaborations. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always--until now--tantalizingly consigned to the shadows."--Jacket flap
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contains biographical information
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Midorikawa, Emily
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823.009/9287
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1939-
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  • Sweeney, Emma Claire
  • Atwood, Margaret
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Eliot, George
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Women authors, English
  • Female friendship
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A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf, Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney ; foreword by Margaret Atwood
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index
Contents
Introduction: In search of a secret sisterhood -- Jane Austen & Anne Sharp. A circle of single women ; Rebellion behind closed doors ; Closing ranks -- Charlotte Brontë & Mary Taylor. Three's a crowd ; Two adventurous spirits ; One great myth -- George Eliot & Harriet Beecher Stowe. The stuff of legend ; The specter of scandal ; An act of betrayal -- Katherine Mansfield & Virginia Woolf. Friends or foes? ; Cat-and-mouse ; Life and death -- Epilogue: A web of literary connections
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ocn967067405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544883734
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967067405
Label
A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf, Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney ; foreword by Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index
Contents
Introduction: In search of a secret sisterhood -- Jane Austen & Anne Sharp. A circle of single women ; Rebellion behind closed doors ; Closing ranks -- Charlotte Brontë & Mary Taylor. Three's a crowd ; Two adventurous spirits ; One great myth -- George Eliot & Harriet Beecher Stowe. The stuff of legend ; The specter of scandal ; An act of betrayal -- Katherine Mansfield & Virginia Woolf. Friends or foes? ; Cat-and-mouse ; Life and death -- Epilogue: A web of literary connections
Control code
ocn967067405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544883734
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967067405

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