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"Glitter around and darkness within," 1873-1892

Author: Beatrice Webb; Norman MacKenzie; Jeanne MacKenzie
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1982.
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This volume is the first of a four-volume collection that presents the diaries of English sociologist, economist, socialist and social reformer Beatrice Webb (1858-1943). In her diary Beatrice expressed her desire to write fully and creatively about her life and she kept her diary from 1873 until her death in 1943. In the diary Beatrice records the activities of her daily life, interactions with friends and family,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943.
"Glitter around and darkness within," 1873-1892.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1982
(OCoLC)654316890
Named Person: Beatrice Webb
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Webb; Norman MacKenzie; Jeanne MacKenzie
ISBN: 0674202872 9780674202870
OCLC Number: 8451615
Description: xxii, 386 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: [volume 1:] Potter and Webb family trees --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: the long record of a life --
The search for a creed : September 1873-December 1882 --
A multiple personality : January 1883-December 1885 --
The dead point of my career : January 1886-December 1887 --
The working sisterhood : January 1888-December 1889 --
A frank friendship : January 1890-July 1892 --
Chronology --
A short bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie.

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This volume is the first of a four-volume collection that presents the diaries of English sociologist, economist, socialist and social reformer Beatrice Webb (1858-1943). In her diary Beatrice expressed her desire to write fully and creatively about her life and she kept her diary from 1873 until her death in 1943. In the diary Beatrice records the activities of her daily life, interactions with friends and family, and her most private thoughts and fears. This first volume of Webb's diary begins when she is fifteen, child of a cultivated and wealthy man who allowed his nine daughters a wide-ranging and eclectic education that was unusual for the times. Rejecting the path of successful marriage chosen by her sisters, she confronted the first great crisis of her life in her ill-starred passion for the politician Joseph Chamberlain. She sought refuge from that unhappy obsession in work with London's poor in the East End slums; then in 1890 she met Sidney Webb, civil servant and brilliant Fabian ideologist. Volume one ends with their marriage in 1892, an unlikely union that proved a remarkable success.

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