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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

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

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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
Statement of responsibility
Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney
Title variation
Literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, 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 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. Through letters and diaries that have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always--until now--tantalizingly consigned to the shadows"--
  • "A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends"--
Summary
Draws on previously unpublished letters and diaries to reveal the lesser-known friendships of female literary masters, from the influence of feminist Mary Taylor on Charlotte Brontë's writings to the erotically charged, love-hate associations between Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10596983
Cataloging source
DLC
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Midorikawa, Emily
Dewey number
820.9/9287
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1939-
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  • Sweeney, Emma Claire
  • Atwood, Margaret
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True
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Eliot, George
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Austen, Jane
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Eliot, George
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Women authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Novelists, English
  • Female friendship
  • Authorship
  • Women and literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Friendship
  • Authorship
  • Female friendship
  • Friendship
  • Novelists, English
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, English
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf
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A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf, Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Margaret Atwood -- 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
on1003664991
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544883734
Lccn
2017044906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003664991
Label
A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf, Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Margaret Atwood -- 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
on1003664991
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544883734
Lccn
2017044906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003664991

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