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A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf
 

A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf (Hardback)

By Midorikawa, Emily
By Sweeney, Emma Claire
Foreword by Atwood, Margaret

Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually portrayed as isolated eccentrics. Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney have, however, uncovered a wealth of hidden yet s...tartling collaborations. A Secret Sisterhood looks at the friendships between Jane Austen and one of her household servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor who shaped the work of the Bronte sisters; Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but in fact enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge. Through letters and diaries which have never been published before, the book will resurrect these hitherto forgotten stories of female friendships that were sometimes illicit, scandalous and volatile; sometimes supportive, radical or inspiring; but always, until now, tantalisingly consigned to the shadows. The book came out of the author's own friendship; they began their own blog called Something Rhymed which charts female friendships and has been covered in the media and promoted by Margaret Atwood, Sheila Hancock and Kate Mosse.
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ISBN 9781781315941
Released NZ 28 Jun 2017
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781781315941
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Aurum Press
Released 28 Jun 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Midorikawa, Emily
By Sweeney, Emma Claire
Foreword by Atwood, Margaret
Category Literary Studies: General
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 823.009/9287;823.0099287
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Female friendship - History - Great Britain, Female friendship, Friendship, Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade

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