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Author Midorikawa, Emily, author.

Title A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf / Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney ; [foreword by Margaret Atwood]

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    823.09 MID    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index.
Contents Introduction: In search of a secret sisterhood -- Jane Austen & Anne Sharp. A circle of single women ; Rebellion behind closed doors ; Closing ranks -- Charlotte Brontë & Mary Taylor. Three's a crowd ; Two adventurous spirits ; One great myth -- George Eliot & Harriet Beecher Stowe. The stuff of legend ; The specter of scandal ; An act of betrayal -- Katherine Mansfield & Virginia Woolf. Friends or foes? ; Cat-and-mouse ; Life and death -- Epilogue: A web of literary connections.
Summary Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend, but the world's most celebrated female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their investigations into a wealth of surprising collaborations, such as the friendships between George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe or Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these stories of female friendships and literary collaborations. -- Adapted from book jacket.
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Friends and associates.
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Friends and associates.
Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Friends and associates.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Friends and associates.
Women authors, English -- Biography.
Female friendship -- Great Britain -- History.
Added Author Sweeney, Emma Claire, author.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author of foreword.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Midorikawa, Emily. Secret sisterhood London : Aurum Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2017 9781781315941
ISBN 054488373X (hardcover)
9780544883734 (hardcover)

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