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The cultural work of the late nineteenth-century hostess : Annie Adams Fields and Mary Gladstone Drew

Author: Susan K Harris
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess explores the influence well-placed, energetic women had on literary and political culture in the U.S. and in England in the years 1870-1920. Fields, an American, was first married to James T. Fields, a prominent Boston publisher; after his death she became companion to Sarah Orne Jewett, one of the foremost New England writers. Gladstone was a daughter of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Literatures
Additional Physical Format: Print vesion :
Harris, Susan K., 1945-
Cultural work of the late nineteenth-century hostess.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
(DLC) 2002068410
(OCoLC)49672535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan K Harris
ISBN: 9781137116390 1137116390 9781349635634 1349635634 0312295294 9780312295295
OCLC Number: 1004385198
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: The Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess The Hostess as a Diarist The Hostess as a Correspondent Moral Landscapes: Mary Gladstone's Reading Community The Hostess as the Historian of a Reading Community: Annie Fields Balancing Acts: The Hostess and the New Bureaucratic Order
Responsibility: Susan K. Harris.

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The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess explores the influence well-placed, energetic women had on literary and political culture in the U.S. and in England in the years 1870-1920.  Read more...

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"Thoroughly engaging for readers fascinated by the nineteenth century, and essential reading for understanding the complex ways women have found to wield cultural and political influence." - Marjorie Read more...

 
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