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Jane Welsh Carlyle and her Victorian world : a story of love, work, friendship, and marriage

Author: Kathy Chamberlain
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Hailed by Virginia Woolf as one of the all-time great letter writers, Jane Welsh Carlyle, wife of Victorian literary celebrity Thomas Carlyle, has been much overlooked. In this compelling new biography, [...] Kathy Chamberlain brings Jane out of her husband's shadow, focusing on Carlyle as a remarkable woman and writer in her own right." --
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jane Welsh Carlyle; Thomas Carlyle; Jean Carlyle Aitken; Jean Carlyle Aitken; Jane Welsh Carlyle; Thomas Carlyle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Chamberlain
ISBN: 9781468314205 1468314203
OCLC Number: 952387818
Description: 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The needle and the pen --
The servants: "a most important--a most fearful item in our female existence!" --
Friends and conflicts --
The drama of 1844 --
What should a woman be and do? --
Shaken all to bits --
"My I-ity" --
Crisis in Nice --
A fine experiment --
Seaforth house --
"What is to come next?" --
"Threatening shipwreck" --
Breaking out --
"Such shifting scenes--such incongruities" --
A green and pleasant idyll --
Sister woman / brother husband --
Changes --
A dash at the wall --
Epilogue: a last word.
Responsibility: Kathy Chamberlain.

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"Hailed by Virginia Woolf as one of the all-time great letter writers, Jane Welsh Carlyle, wife of Victorian literary celebrity Thomas Carlyle, has been much overlooked. In this compelling new biography, [...] Kathy Chamberlain brings Jane out of her husband's shadow, focusing on Carlyle as a remarkable woman and writer in her own right." --

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