Records of Girlhood, Volume Two

Records of Girlhood, Volume Two

An Anthology of Nineteenth-century Women's Childhoods

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In this sequel to her 2000 anthology, Sanders again brings together autobiographical accounts of childhood that show women making sense of the children they were and the women they have become. The collection includes children's authors (Frances Hodgson Burnett and E. Nesbit), political figures (Emmeline Pankhurst and Louisa Twining) and well-known writers (Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Sarah Grand).

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In this sequel to her 2000 anthology, Valerie Sanders again brings together an influential group of women whose autobiographical accounts of their childhoods show them making sense of the children they were and the women they have become. The fourteen women included juxtapose recollections of the bizarre with the quotidian and accounts of external events with the development of a complex inner life. Reading and acting are important themes, as is the precariousness of childhood, whether occasioned by a father's financial pressures or the early death of a parent. Significantly, most grew up expecting to earn their own living. The collection includes children's authors (Frances Hodgson Burnett and E. Nesbit), political figures (Emmeline Pankhurst and Louisa Twining), and well-known writers (Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Sarah Grand). Of relevance to scholars working in the fields of women’s autobiography, the history of childhood, and Victorian literature, this anthology includes a scholarly introduction and brief biographical sketches of each woman.

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Sanders' (English, U. of Hull, UK) sequel to her 2000 Records of Girlhood collection offers scholars a continuation of the earlier volume and a review of developments of critical interest in the genre. Through both volumes, Sanders makes available textual materials generally difficult to find outside copyright libraries. The second volume features passages by 14 children's authors, political figures, and well-known writers, born between the 1780s and 1860s, including Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson), Anna Eliza Bray, Mary Wright Sewell, Mary Cowden Clarke, Louisa Twining, Marianne North, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sarah Grand, Ménie Muriel Dowie, Emmeline Pankhurst, E. Nesbit, and Mary Cholmondeley. The selected passages reveal contributions of the authors' childhood experiences to the development of their adult personalities. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012
ISBN: 9781409401629
1409401626
1409401618
9781409401612
Characteristics: 1 online resource (230 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Sanders, Valerie

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