Markus, Julia, 1939-
Across an untried sea.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2000
|提及的人：||Charlotte Cushman; Jane Welsh Carlyle; Jane Welsh Carlyle; Charlotte Cushman; Charlotte (Schauspielerin) Cushman; Jane Welsh Carlyle|
|描述：||xii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|内容：||A home in Rome --
Lady love --
A fashionable wedding --
In walked Jane Carlyle --
Swearing eternal friendship: Charlotte and Geraldine and Jane --
The meeting of the half sisters --
The Roman mosaic --
The red bedroom --
Changing times --
The door of exit --
Life and letters --
Retrieves the lives of Victorian women--writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors, and social reformers--celebrated in their day but forgotten in ours. Focuses in particular on the American Charlotte Cushman, the most famous English-speaking actress of her day, and on the Scottish Jane Welsh Carlyle, a brilliant London hostess who gave up private ambition to become the wife of her friend Thomas Carlyle, a difficult, demanding man with whom she had a sexless marriage. Cushman became an international star on the New York and London stage, and her Romeo and Hamlet were sensations. An independent woman with shrewd business sense who made her own fortune and supported her entire family, she dressed like a man from the waist up and had a succession of female lovers, each one of whom she planned to live with for life, each of whom she 'married.' Interweaving the worlds of expatriate Rome, literary London, New York, and St. Louis, Markus gathers together a number of interrelated and renowned women who were relegated in the public eye to the position of Virgin Queen (no matter how much married) or Old Maid, but who were, in fact, privately leading vibrant, independent, sexual lives.--From publisher description.
- Cushman, Charlotte, -- 1816-1876.
- Actors -- United States -- Biography.
- Carlyle, Jane Welsh, -- 1801-1866.
- Intellectuals -- Great Britain -- Biography.
- Carlyle, Jane Welsh, -- 1801-1866
- Cushman, Charlotte, -- 1816-1876
- Great Britain.
- United States.
- Cushman, Charlotte (Schauspielerin)
- Carlyle, Jane Welsh.
- Geschichte (1800-1900)