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Frances Power Cobbe : Victorian feminist, journalist, reformer

Author: Sally Mitchell
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2004.
Series: Victorian literature and culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) is an important nineteenth-century British writer and activist not heretofore treated in a full-length biography. An independent professional woman, she worked to improve conditions for delinquent girls and for the sick poor, promoted university degrees for women, roused support for the Union during the American Civil War, advocated for victims of marital violence, campaigned for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Frances Power Cobbe; Frances Power Cobbe; Frances Power Cobbe; Frances Power Cobbe
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Mitchell
ISBN: 0813922712 9780813922713
OCLC Number: 53215786
Description: xiii, 463 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: A child well born --
Childhood, girlhood, school, 1827-1838 --
Young lady in training, 1839-1845 --
The family heretic, 1845-1857 --
Travel alone, 1857-1858 --
From winter into summer, 1859-1864 --
Mary Lloyd --
At home in London, 1865-1868 --
Working woman scribbler, 1869-1874 --
Parliamentary politics, 1875-1878 --
Battles for the unrepresented, 1879-1884 --
Tilting at windmills, 1884-1892 --
The oldest new woman, 1893-1904.
Series Title: Victorian literature and culture series.
Responsibility: Sally Mitchell.
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Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) was one of the most important 19th century British writers and activists. She worked to improve conditions for delinquent girls and for the sick poor, promoted  Read more...

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