Letters of Mrs Gaskell's Daughters

Letters of Mrs Gaskell's Daughters

1856-1914

eBook - 2012
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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 Hallâe'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.
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks 2012
ISBN: 9781847602039
1847602037
9781847602046
1847602045
1283593149
9781283593144
9781847602046
Characteristics: 1 online resource (360 pages)
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