The Gentlewoman in Society

Author: Lady Violet Greville
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781377242064
Category: History
Page: 306
View: 389
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A Gentlewoman in Upper Canada

The Journals, Letters and Art of Anne Langton
Author: Barbara Williams
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442690461
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 2729
Anne Langton (1804-1893) arrived in Upper Canada in 1837 to join her brother John on his settler farm near Fenelon Falls, Ontario. An accomplished miniaturist, landscape artist, and writer, Langton documented ten years of family and community hardship and growth in her journals, letters, and art, and traced her own physical and psychological transformation from cultivated Englishwoman to hard-working pioneer settler. She became an exceptionally influential member of the community, developing the first school and library in the area, ministering to the sick, undertaking charitable work, and hosting community events, all the while continuing to record her reactions to her new world in her writing and artwork. First published in 1950, A Gentlewoman in Upper Canada is a classic work of early pioneering literature. This new, significantly expanded edition includes many of Langton's original illustrations and reveals Langton's views on writing, art, and women's social and familial roles in nineteenth-century Europe and Canada. In her extensive introduction, Barbara Williams contextualizes Langton's life and work and reflects on them in light of current scholarship in life writing, art history, and early emigrant, cultural, and social history. This is the definitive edition of Anne Langton's important text.

The Gentlewoman's Remembrance

Patriarchy, Piety, and Singlehood in Early Stuart England
Author: Isaac Stephens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526100916
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 6570
A microhistory of a never-married English gentlewoman named Elizabeth Isham, this book centres on an extremely rare piece of women's writing - a recently discovered 60,000-word spiritual autobiography held in Princeton's manuscript collections that she penned around 1639. The autobiography is unmatched in providing an inside view of her family relations, her religious beliefs, her reading habits and, most sensationally, the reasons why she chose never to marry despite desires to the contrary held by her male kin, particularly Sir John Isham, her father. Based on the autobiography, combined with extensive research of the Isham family papers now housed at the county record office in Northampton, this book restores our historical memory of Elizabeth and her female relations, expanding our understanding and knowledge about patriarchy, piety and singlehood in early modern England.

Eventfulness in British Fiction

Author: Peter Hühn
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110213656
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
View: 5657
An event, defined as the decisive turn, the surprising point in the plot of a narrative, constitutes its tellability, the motivation for reading it. This book describes a framework for a narratological definition of eventfulness and its dependence on the historical, socio-cultural and literary context. A series of fifteen analyses of British novels and tales, from late medieval and early modern times to the late 20th century, demonstrates how this concept can be put into practice for a new, specifically contextual interpretation of the central relevance of these texts. The examples include Chaucer’s “Miller’s Tale”, Behn’s “Oroonoko”, Defoe’s “Moll Flanders”, Richardson’s “Pamela”, Fielding’s “Tom Jones”, Dickens’s “Great Expectations”, Hardy's “On the Western Circuit”, James’s “The Beast in the Jungle”, Joyce’s “Grace”, Conrad’s “Shadow-Line”, Woolf’s “Unwritten Novel”, Lawrence’s “Fanny and Annie”, Mansfield’s “At the Bay”, Fowles’s “Enigma” and Swift’s “Last Orders”. This selection is focused on the transitional period from 19th-century realism to 20th-century modernism because during these decades traditional concepts of what counts as an event were variously problematized; therefore, these texts provide a particularly interesting field for testing the analytical capacity of the term of eventfulness.

A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia

The Recollections of Susan Allison
Author: Margaret A. Ormsby
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774843535
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 205
View: 3798
In 1860, at the age of fourteen, Susan Louisa Moir left England for British Columbia. After settling initially at Hope, she lived briefly in both Victoria and New Westminster, then B.C.'s two most important settlements. Returning to Hope, she helped her mother open the community's first school, and in 1868 she married John Fall Allison, riding on her honeymoon over the Allison Trail into the unsettled Similkameen Valley. Her record of the voyage, of Victoria, New Westminster, and Hope as they were in the 1860s, and her memories of the isolated but fulfilling life she, her husband, and their fourteen children led in the Similkameen and Okanagan Valleys provide a unique view of the pioneer mind and spirit.

Mr. Batters's Pedigree, Or, Experiences of a Tenderfoot

Author: Horace Gordon Hutchinson
Publisher: N.A
Page: 194
View: 3012

A Catalogue of Books in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society

In Worcester, Massachusetts
Author: American Antiquarian Society. Library
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: 571
View: 1144

Medieval Gentlewoman

Life in a Gentry Household in the Later Middle Ages
Author: Ffiona Swabey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415925112
Category: History
Page: 210
View: 6433
This study provides an important addition to current work on women in late medieval England. Its starting point is evidence from the life of one particular woman, Alice de Bryene, a Suffolk heiress of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. As a widow and owner of several large estates, she appears to have enjoyed greater status, influence and independence than most married women of the period. Through an examination of Alice's "Household Book," and using other extant contemporary sources, the author has been able to illuminate the experiences of medieval women in general. The resulting work provides a vivid picture of life in the medieval household, examining marriage and widowhood, daily household and estate management, hospitality and entertainment, education, patronage, religious concerns and the private and public roles of medieval women of the estate-owning class.

Women in English Society, 1500-1800

Author: Mary Prior
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134897294
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 2179
Provides a systematic analysis of various aspects of women's lives between 1500 and 1800, concentrating on detailed research into specific groups of women where it has been possible to build up a picture in some detail.

A Gentlewoman's Chronicles

Author: Michael Coorlim
Publisher: Pomoconsumption Press
Category: Fiction
Page: 123
View: 1230
London society holds many expectations for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske. Despite her great proficiency at the great game of the social season, Ms. Fiske chafes at the restrictions her social position holds for her. It's only far from the prying eyes and wagging tongues of London parlors that she can truly live the life that she craves. She’ll find adventure with pirates high above the London streets, in the far off jungles of Mexico, and in the heart of the aging Ottoman Empire. It's a delicate tightrope she walks, between dilettante and adventuress, with one wrong step leading to utter ruin in the eyes of her elite peers. Still, when the alternative is an existence more stifling than any corset, the adventurous young woman will risk it all for one more thrill. Obligation and injustice collide in this second of the Galvanic Century steampunk series of Edwardian fiction novels.

The Myth of the Picaro

Continuity and Transformation of the Picaresque Novel, 1554-1954
Author: Alexander Blackburn
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469619873
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 277
View: 1110
This critical interpretation of the origins of modern fiction follows the transformation of the picaresque novel over four centuries through the literature of Spain, France, England, Germany, Russia, and the United States. Blackburn uses for the first time the resources of myth criticism to demonstrate how the picaresque masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age founded a narrative structure that was continued by Defoe, Smollett, Melville, Twain, and Mann. Originally published in 1979. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Women of Quality

Accepting and Contesting Ideals of Femininity in England, 1690-1760
Author: Ingrid H. Tague
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851159072
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 8055
An examination of the interaction between ideology and experience in the lives of English women during a period of great social and intellectual change.

Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England

Gender, Instruction, and Performance
Author: Dr Kathryn M Moncrief,Dr Kathryn R McPherson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409478963
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 9741
Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance features essays questioning the extent to which education, an activity pursued in the home, classroom, and the church, led to, mirrored, and was perhaps even transformed by moments of instruction on stage. This volume argues that along with the popular press, the early modern stage is also a key pedagogical site and that education—performed and performative—plays a central role in gender construction. The wealth of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century printed and manuscript documents devoted to education (parenting guides, conduct books, domestic manuals, catechisms, diaries, and autobiographical writings) encourages examination of how education contributed to the formation of gendered and hierarchical structures, as well as the production, reproduction, and performance of masculinity and femininity. In examining both dramatic and non-dramatic texts via aspects of performance theory, this collection explores the ways education instilled formal academic knowledge, but also elucidates how educational practices disciplined students as members of their social realm, citizens of a nation, and representatives of their gender.

Catholic Gentry in English Society

The Throckmortons of Coughton from Reformation to Emancipation
Author: Peter Marshall,Geoffrey Scott (OSB.)
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754664321
Category: History
Page: 282
View: 7834
This volume advances scholarly understanding of English Catholicism in the early modern period through a series of essays addressing aspects of the history of the Throckmorton family. Despite their persistent adherence to Catholicism over several centurie

Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth-century Scotland

Author: Katharine Glover
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843836815
Category: History
Page: 217
View: 795
Women are shown to have played an important and very visible role in society at the time.

Retrospections, Social and Archaeological

Author: Charles Roach Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108081770
Category: History
Page: 340
View: 6140
This three-volume work, published 1883-91, reviews Charles Roach Smith's activities as an archaeological excavator and collector.

A Continuation of the Proceedings of the Incorporated Society in Dublin, for Promoting English Protestant Schools in Ireland

From the 25th of March, 1740, to the 25th of March, 1742. To which is Annexed, An Account of the Benefactions Received by the Society, from Great Britain and this Kingdom, from 25th of March, 1740, to the 25th of March, 1742
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 44
View: 3354

The Material Letter in Early Modern England

Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512-1635
Author: J. Daybell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137006064
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 357
View: 5705
The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

Gentlewomen and Learned Ladies

Women and Elite Formation in Eighteenth Century Philadelphia
Author: Sarah Fatherly
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780934223942
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
View: 4214
"This book reveals the central role that women played in creating and perpetuating an elite class in the foremost city of colonial British America Early in the eighteenth century, as the city's major merchant families sought to reinforce their power over both newcomer immigrants and upwardly mobile middling sorts, they endeavored to remake themselves into a colonial version of the English gentry." "This book highlights how the intersection of gender and class identities powerfully shaped the lives of privileged women in colonial Philadelphia. This account is based on extensive archival research that includes women's letters and diaries, materials from cultural organizations, British prescriptive literature, Anglican and Quaker religious records, and newspapers. This important study offers fresh insights into colonial America, women's history, urban history, and the British Atlantic world."--BOOK JACKET.

Family and Society in American History

Author: Joseph M. Hawes,Elizabeth I. Nybakken
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068737
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 342
View: 4009
The internal dynamics of families have altered dramatically as the family has gradually shifted from a unit of economic production to a collection of individuals in pursuit of different goals. Taking examples from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, this eclectic reader illuminates changes in the American family and presents some of the methods and approaches used to study families. Linking family patterns with changing social circumstances, Family and Society in American History considers husband-wife and parent-child relationships in light of language usage, gender roles, legal structures, and other contexts. For example, new legal attitudes toward divorce emerged as marriage came to be seen as a site for individual satisfaction. Marital fertility declined as American society modernized and pregnancy and childbirth came to be seen as medical rather than family issues. Schools and other institutions of the state absorbed functions formerly performed by the family, and women's economic contributions to the family disappeared from view as the social values of the early republic divided the male (work) from the female (home) sphere. Do-It-Yourself-developed in the wake of suburbanization. In addition to identifying trends within the dominant culture, contributors consider the experiences of ethnic and immigrant families, reassessing generational conflict in Italian Harlem, comparing the attitudes of male and female Mexican migrant workers in Kansas, and showing how Chinese immigrant women targeted for rescue by Presbyterian mission workers took advantage of the gap between Chinese and American culture to increase their leverage in family and marital relationships. A diverse compendium of family life, Family and Society in American History provides an intriguing commentary on the permeability of social structures and interpersonal behavior.