Prominent Sisters

Mary Lamb, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Sarah Disraeli

Author: Michael Polowetzky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275957162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

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The story of three remarkable 19th-century British women: Mary Lamb, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Sarah Disraeli.

Lacework or Mirror? Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley

Author: Magdalena Ożarska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443855731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Lacework or Mirror? Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley sets out to determine whether each of the diaries by three female writers – namely, Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Mary Shelley – approximates the Philippe-Lejeunean concept of the diary as lacework or the more sweeping view, typical of the broadly conceived autobiography, which Georges Gusdorf famously likened to the mirror. The author explores Burney’s, Wordsworth’s and Shelley’s attempts at concealing the gaps between their narrating and narrated ‘I’s, as well as examining their diary lacunae, especially helpful for illustrating the gradual emergence of the diarists’ individual selves. Broader issues, connected with diary poetics, such as the use of metaphors and symbols, the degree of reliance on dialogue and ensuing narrativity, down to handling the past by means of anachronous eccentricities, are also subject to examination. The study is based on the assumption that the journal is a literary genre, which can be investigated with tools routinely used for the examination of literary texts. Yet, beyond the issues of literariness, in accordance with Philippe Lejeune’s dictum, the three journals reveal the writers’ diaristic practices. In fact, it seems that issues of the journal genre and the journal practice cannot be divorced, and neither can their lacework and mirror aspects.

The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literature

From Austen to Woolf

Author: V. Sanders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230513212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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This book argues that brother-sister relationships, idealized by the Romantics, intensified in nineteenth-century English domestic culture, and is a neglected key to understanding Victorian gender relations. Attracted by the apparent purity of the sibling bond, novelists and poets also acknowledged its innate ambivalence and instability, through conflicting patterns of sublimated devotion, revenge fantasy, and corrosive obsession. The final chapter shows how the brother-sister bond was permanently changed by the experience of the First World War.

Mad Mary Lamb

Lunacy and Murder in Literary London

Author: Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393057416

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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Traces the life and social circle of Charles Lamb's sister, Mary, who, suffering from periodic episodes of mental illness, murdered her mother and later collaborated with her brother on the famous "Tales from Shakespeare."

Sibling Relations and the Transformations of European Kinship, 1300-1900

Author: Christopher H. Johnson,David Warren Sabean

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857450463

Category: History

Page: 368

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Recently considerable interest has developed about the degree to which anthropological approaches to kinship can be used for the study of the long-term development of European history. From the late middle ages to the dawn of the twentieth century, kinship - rather than declining, as is often assumed - was twice reconfigured in dramatic ways and became increasingly significant as a force in historical change, with remarkable similarities across European society. Applying interdisciplinary approaches from social and cultural history and literature and focusing on sibling relationships, this volume takes up the challenge of examining the systemic and structural development of kinship over the long term by looking at the close inner-familial dynamics of ruling families (the Hohenzollerns), cultural leaders (the Mendelssohns), business and professional classes, and political figures (the Gladstones)in France, Italy, Germany, and England. It offers insight into the current issues in kinship studies and draws from a wide range of personal documents: letters, autobiographies, testaments, memoirs, as well as genealogies and works of art.

Charles Lamb

Author: Alfred Ainger

Publisher: Bronson Press

ISBN: 1409792870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 1998-1999

Who They Are! What They Want! and How to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761510123

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 984

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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.

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Five-year Cumulation of the Book Bulletin of the Chicago Public Library

Author: Chicago Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Classified (Dewey decimal)

Page: N.A

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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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The Dial

Author: Francis Fisher Browne,Scofield Thayer,Waldo Ralph Browne,Marianne Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

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The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

Author: Dorothy Wordsworth,Pamela Woof

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199536872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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These two journals provide a unique picture of daily life with Wordsworth, his friendship with Coleridge, and the composition of his poems. They also offer wonderfully vivid descriptions of the landscape and people of Grasmere and Alfoxden in Somerset, which inspired Wordsworth and have enchanted generations of readers. This edition includes full explanatory notes on the people and places Dorothy writes about.