Memoir of a Victorian Woman

Memoir of a Victorian Woman : Reflections of Louise Creighton, 1850-1936

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This memoir is an account of the childhood, courtship, marriage, and adult life of a fascinating, erudite late-Victorian woman. Written for her children after the death of her husband, Louise Creighton's reflections offer a rare glimpse into the domestic, intellectual, and social world of late-Victorian England. Louise met Mandell Creighton, then an Oxford don, at a John Ruskin lecture in 1871. Their years at Oxford and later in London when Mandell was Bishop brought them into contact with many thinkers and public figures of their day, including Ruskin, Beatrice Potter Webb, Mary (Mrs. Humphry) Ward, Edmund Gosse, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, and T. H. Huxley. Louise Creighton, although busy as the wife of an important cleric and the mother of seven children, wrote a number of historical works, including a "Life of Edward the Black Prince" (1876), "Life of Walter Raleigh" (1909), "A Social History of England" (1887), and "Some Famous Women" (1909), an early work of women's history.show more

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  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 17 b&w photos
  • 0253314690
  • 9780253314697

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PREFACE INTRODUCTION BY JAMES THAYNE COVERT PROLOGUE I. Early Childhood, 1850-1860 II. Last Years at Peak Hill, 1860-1871 III. Courtship and Marriage, 1871-1872 IV. Oxford Years, 1872-1875 V. Life in Northumberland, 1875-1884 VI. Cambridge Years, 1884-1891 VII. Life in Peterborough, 1891-1897 VIII. Life in London, 1897-1901 IX. Final Years, 1901-1936 Epilogue Conclusion NOTES APPENDIX. GENEALOGICAL TABLES: VON GLEHN AND CREIGHTON FAMILIES SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX ILLUSTRATIONS FOLLOW PAGES 48 AND 103show more

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