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Annie Adams Fields : woman of letters

Author: Rita K Gollin
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tells the story of Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915), one of the leading figures in nineteenth-century Boston's cultural circles. Although often defined in terms of her famous husband, publisher James T. Fields of Ticknor & Fields, she was, as this book demonstrates, a person of significant intellectual and social accomplishments in her own right." "Fields emerges from this biography as an exemplary woman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gollin, Rita K., 1928-
Annie Adams Fields.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606806223
Named Person: Annie Fields; Annie Fields; Annie Fields
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita K Gollin
ISBN: 1558493131 9781558493131
OCLC Number: 48045546
Description: xi. 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Life in the Great Garden --
Mrs. James T. Fields (1854-1881) --
Beyond the Garden (1854-1868) --
Marriage --
Grand Tour --
Back Home --
The Conservative Feminist --
"Grand as Ever"--Nathaniel Hawthorne --
"Have Seen Mr. Dickens" --
Befriending Women --
Friendships of the Sixties --
The Author's Wife--Sophia Hawthorne (1809-1871) --
The Sixties and Beyond--Close Friends --
The Sixties and Beyond--Occasional Friends --
Sustaining Intimacy--Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) --
Sustaining Intimacy--Laura Winthrop Johnson (1825-1889) --
Loss and Consolidation --
The Changing Panorama --
The Surging Condition of Women --
New Directions --
Mrs. Annie Fields (1881-1915) --
Autonomy and Independence--the Eighties --
Widowhood --
Best Friendship --
Overlapping Circles --
High Water --
Abroad --
Connoisseur, Cynosure, and Advocate --
Editors and Friends --
Authority and Celebrity --
Final Years --
Hospitality and Enterprise --
Willa Sibert Cather (1873-1947) --
Endings.
Responsibility: Rita K. Gollin.

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