Memoir of John Grey of Dilston Scholar s Choice Edition

Author: Josephine Elizabeth Grey Butler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1297077318
Release Date: 2015-02-17
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A People of One Book

Author: Timothy Larsen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199570096
Release Date: 2011-01-27
Genre: History

This book vividly recovers the lost world of the Victorians in which everyone thought, spoke, and argued through scripture. Larsen presents lively individual case studies of well known figures from different religious and sceptical traditions, including Florence Nightingale, T. H. Huxley, C. H. Spurgeon and Catherine Booth.

Writing Lives Together

Author: Felicity James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351393065
Release Date: 2017-09-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

A diary entry, begun by a wife and finished by a husband; a map of London, its streets bearing the names of forgotten lives; biographies of siblings, and of spouses; a poem which gives life to long-dead voices from the archives. All these feature in this volume as examples of ‘writing lives together’: British life writing which has been collaboratively authored and/or joins together the lives of multiple subjects. The contributions to this book range over published and unpublished material from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, including biography, auto/biographical memoirs, letters, diaries, sermons, maps and directories. The book closes with essays by contemporary, practising biographers, Daisy Hay and Laurel Brake, who explain their decisions to move away from the single subject in writing the lives of figures from the Romantic and Victorian periods. We conclude with the reflections and work of a contemporary poet, Kathleen Bell, writing on James Watt (1736–1819) and his family, in a ghostly collaboration with the archives. Taken as a whole, the collection offers distinctive new readings of collaboration in theory and practice, reflecting on the many ways in which lives might be written together: across gender boundaries, across time, across genre. This book was originally published as a special issue of Life Writing.

Dilston Hall Or Memoirs Of The Right Hon James Radcliffe Earl Of Derwenter A Martyr In The Rebellion Of 1715 To Which Is Added A Visit To Bamburgh Castle

Author: William Sidney Gibson
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781447495963
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This early work on James Radcliffe is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the life of an English Jacobite who became a martyr during the rebellion of 1715. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in English history. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Walking Histories 1800 1914

Author: Chad Bryant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137484987
Release Date: 2016-04-16
Genre: History

Few historians have written about walking, despite its obvious centrality to the human condition. Focusing on the period 1800-1914, this book examines the practices and meanings of walking in the context of transformative modernity. It boldly suggests that once historians place walking at the heart of their analyses, exciting new perspectives on themes central to the ‘long nineteenth century’ emerge. Walking Histories, 1800-1914 adopts a global perspective, including contributions from specialists in the history and culture of Great Britain, North America, Australia, Russia, East-Central Europe, and South Asia. Critically engaging with recent research, the contributions within offer fresh insights for academic experts, while remaining accessible to student readers. This book will be essential reading for those interested in movement, travel, leisure, urban history, and environmental history.

Life Writing and Victorian Culture

Author: David Amigoni
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754635317
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this collection of interdisciplinary essays, experts from Britain and the United States explore new directions in the field of Victorian life writing. Chapters examine a varied yet interrelated range of genres, from the biography and autobiography, to the relatively neglected diary, collective biography, and obituary. Reflecting the rich research being conducted in this area, the contributors link life writing to the formation of gendered, sexual and class-based identities; the politics of the Victorian family; and the broader professional, political, colonial, and literary structures in which social and kinship relations were implicated.