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The ladies : a novel

Author: Doris Grumbach
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tender and imaginative retelling of the adventures of two of history's most compelling women In 1778 Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby left County Kilkenny for Wales to live together as a married couple. Both well born, highly educated Irish women, the Ladies of Llangollen, as they came to be known, defied all eighteenth-century social convention and spent half a century together in a loving relationship. Removed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grumbach, Doris.
Ladies : A Novel.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, ©2014
Named Person: Eleanor Butler, Lady; Sarah Ponsonby; Eleanor Butler, Lady; Sarah Ponsonby
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Grumbach
ISBN: 9781497676695 149767669X
OCLC Number: 891446502
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Apologia; Ireland: 1739-1778; Wales: 1778-1780; Plas Newydd: 1780-1790; The Visitors; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Copyright Page.
Responsibility: Doris Grumbach.

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A tender and imaginative retelling of the adventures of two of history's most compelling women In 1778 Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby left County Kilkenny for Wales to live together as a married couple. Both well born, highly educated Irish women, the Ladies of Llangollen, as they came to be known, defied all eighteenth-century social convention and spent half a century together in a loving relationship. Removed from the intrusive gaze of the world, the fictional Eleanor and Sarah retreat to their shared home to study literature and language and enjoy their solitude. In an imagined account,

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