800 years of women's letters

by Kenyon, Olga.

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Summary
This inspiring and fascinating book is the first truly comprehensive study of women's letters ever published. Organised by subject matter, and covering a wide range of topics from politics, work and war, to childhood, love and sexual passion. '800 Years of Women's Letter' reveals the depth, breadth and diversity of women's lives through the ages. Here Holoise writes to Abelad of her undying devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond about life and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel about the neglect of Buckingham Palace. Many more women write letters that reveal the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the often difficult circumstances of everyday life. This is an intriguing insight, and a rare opportunity to read the real words of real women, in their own intimate language. "No literary form is more revealing, more spontaneous of more individual than a letter." P D James
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by P.D. James; Introduction; Women's Letters: The Feminist Approach; 1. How Women View Their Roles; 2. Friendship; 3. Childhood and Education; 4. Love and Sexual Passion; 5. Marriage and Childbirth; 6. Housekeeping and Daily Life; 7. Work; 8. War and Alleviating Suffering; 9. Travellers and Travelling; 10. Illness and Ageing; 11. Political Skills; Appendix 1: The Epistolary Novel; Appendix 2: Select Biographies; Sources; Acknowledgements;
Additional Information
Subjects English letters -- Women authors.
English letters -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women -- Correspondence.
Women and literature -- History.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :The History Press2011.
Other Titles Eight hundred years of women's letters
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9780752472003
9780752472003
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