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Mrs. Humphry Ward By J. A. Sutherland

Mrs. Humphry Ward

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Mrs Humphry Ward was a best-selling author earning more than any woman in Victorian England, a social reformer, and founder of Somerville College, Oxford. In this biography, John Sutherland examines the public and private life of an eminent Victorian and pre-eminent Edwardian.
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Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian by J. A. Sutherland

Best-selling novelist and tireless philanthropist, Mary Ward's furiously active public career belied an unhappy, often tragic private life. Capturing the industrious fussiness of a remarkable woman, this biography also offers perceptive insights into the restrictions placed upon women at the turn of the century.

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About J. A. Sutherland



About the Author
John Sutherland is Professor of Literature at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. he is a regular reviewer for the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement and is the author of numerous books.

Table of Contents


The girlhood of Mary Arnold: 1851-1860; Schooldays: 1860-1867; Oxford: 1867-1871; Stabs at fiction: 1867-1871; Marriage: 1870-1872; Marriage and Oxford: 1872-1878; Fighting back: 1878-1880; London: 1880-1886; The right book: 1883-1884; The Elsmere ordeal: 1884-1888; Elsmere mania: 1888; The fiction machine: 1890-1900; Families - the Arnolds: 1890-1900; Families - the Wards: 1890-1900; Homes: 1888-1900; Respectable genius: 1890-1900; Health: 1890-1900; The Passmore Edwards settlement: 1892-1900; Eleanor : 1900; Best-selling novelist, failed dramatist: 1901-1905; Family matters: 1900-1905; Mid-Edwardian: 1906; The Testing of Diana Mallory : 1907; The new world: 1908; Anti-suffragist: 1909; Arnold Ward, MP: 1910-1911; Calamities: 1912-1914; The Wards and war: 1914-1917; Soldier in skirts: 1916-1917; The end: 1918-1920.

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Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian by J. A. Sutherland
J. A. Sutherland
Oxford lives
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1991-10-17
439
0192829041
9780192829047
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