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The Resource Biographical misrepresentations of British women writers : a hall of mirrors and the long nineteenth century, Brenda Ayres, editor

Biographical misrepresentations of British women writers : a hall of mirrors and the long nineteenth century, Brenda Ayres, editor

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Biographical misrepresentations of British women writers : a hall of mirrors and the long nineteenth century
Title
Biographical misrepresentations of British women writers
Title remainder
a hall of mirrors and the long nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Ayres, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an investigation of the biases, contradictions, errors, ambiguities, gaps, and historical contexts in biographies of controversial British women who published during the long nineteenth century, many of them left unchecked and perpetuated from publication to publication. Fourteen scholars analyze the agenda, problems, and strengths of biographical material, highlighting the flaws, deficiencies, and influences that have distorted the portraits of women such as Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, Sydney Owenson, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Caroline Norton, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, Lady Florence Dixie, George Eliot, and Edith Simcox. Through exposing distortions, this fascinating study demonstrates that biographies are often more about the biographer than they are about the biographee and that they are products of the time in which they are written
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Dewey number
809/.89287
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1953-
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Ayres, Brenda
Series statement
Palgrave studies in life writing
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Biography in literature
  • Women authors, English
Label
Biographical misrepresentations of British women writers : a hall of mirrors and the long nineteenth century, Brenda Ayres, editor
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; or What you will / Brenda Ayres -- Genteel appropriations of Lady Mary Wortley Montague (1689-1762): Lady Louisa Stuart, William Moy Thomas, and the rigors of Victorian memoir / Magdalena Nerio -- A vindication of the woman as Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) / Brenda Ayres -- Artifact or artifice? The epistolary image of Mary Hays (1759-1843) / Sarah Faulkner -- "So Irish; so modish, so mixtish so wild" Syney Owenson (Lady Morgan; 1783-1859) & the makings of a life / Julie Donovan -- Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838): whose poetess? / Katherine Montwieler -- The after-lives of Felicia Hemans (1793-1835): biographical misconstructions / Helen Luu -- Harriet Martineau (1802-1876): autobiography, biography, and literary legacies / Deborah A. Logan -- "Stuck through with a pin, and beautifully preserved": curating the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) / Elizabeth Way -- Caroline Norton (1808-1877): the injured wife, scandal, and the politics of feminist memory / Gail Savage -- The biographer as biographee: Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) / Anna Koustinoudi -- Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855): (un)masked author to mythic woman / Sarah E. Maier -- An unconventional and contradictory life: Lady Florence Dixie (1855-1905) / Taryne Jade Taylor -- "A woman whom men could more than love": transfiguring the unlovely in George Eliot (1819-1880) / Nancy Marck Cantwell -- Irony up ironcy: the persistance of Gordon Haight's perceptions of Edith Simcox (1844-1901) / Constance M. Fulmer
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on1012343696
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (296 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319567501
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012343696
Label
Biographical misrepresentations of British women writers : a hall of mirrors and the long nineteenth century, Brenda Ayres, editor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; or What you will / Brenda Ayres -- Genteel appropriations of Lady Mary Wortley Montague (1689-1762): Lady Louisa Stuart, William Moy Thomas, and the rigors of Victorian memoir / Magdalena Nerio -- A vindication of the woman as Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) / Brenda Ayres -- Artifact or artifice? The epistolary image of Mary Hays (1759-1843) / Sarah Faulkner -- "So Irish; so modish, so mixtish so wild" Syney Owenson (Lady Morgan; 1783-1859) & the makings of a life / Julie Donovan -- Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838): whose poetess? / Katherine Montwieler -- The after-lives of Felicia Hemans (1793-1835): biographical misconstructions / Helen Luu -- Harriet Martineau (1802-1876): autobiography, biography, and literary legacies / Deborah A. Logan -- "Stuck through with a pin, and beautifully preserved": curating the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) / Elizabeth Way -- Caroline Norton (1808-1877): the injured wife, scandal, and the politics of feminist memory / Gail Savage -- The biographer as biographee: Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) / Anna Koustinoudi -- Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855): (un)masked author to mythic woman / Sarah E. Maier -- An unconventional and contradictory life: Lady Florence Dixie (1855-1905) / Taryne Jade Taylor -- "A woman whom men could more than love": transfiguring the unlovely in George Eliot (1819-1880) / Nancy Marck Cantwell -- Irony up ironcy: the persistance of Gordon Haight's perceptions of Edith Simcox (1844-1901) / Constance M. Fulmer
Control code
on1012343696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319567501
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012343696

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