A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf
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Sweeney, Emma Claire, author.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author of foreword.
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index.
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Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend, but the world's most celebrated female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their investigations into a wealth of surprising collaborations, such as the friendships between George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe or Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these stories of female friendships and literary collaborations. -- Adapted from book jacket.
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"Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend, from Byron and Shelley to Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's most celebrated female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their investigations into a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, amateur playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Brontë; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and the ebullient Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who, in fact, enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge. Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these stories of female friendships and literary collaborations. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always--until now--tantalizingly consigned to the shadows."--Jacket flap.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Midorikawa, E., Sweeney, E. C., & Atwood, M. (2017). A secret sisterhood: the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf (First U.S. edition.). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Midorikawa, Emily, Emma Claire, Sweeney and Margaret Atwood. 2017. A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Midorikawa, Emily, Emma Claire, Sweeney and Margaret Atwood. A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Midorikawa, Emily,, Emma Claire Sweeney, and Margaret Atwood. A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf First U.S. edition., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

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