Across an Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time

By: Markus, Julia

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This book retrieves the lives of Victorian women - writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors, and social reformers - celebrated in their day but forgotten in ours. The author focuses in particular on the Americal Charlotte Cushmon, the most famous English-speaking actress of her day; and on the Scottish Jane Welsh Carlyle, a brilliant London hostess who gave up private ambition to become the wife of her friend Thomas Carlyle. Of this book Gloria Steinem said "Across an Untried Sea is as fascinating as any novel, and as mind-blowing as every historical revelation. If forgetting is the root of oppression, then Julia Markus has taken a big step toward freedom by uncovering the creative, sexual, enmeshed lives of nineteenth-century women of genius. " 331 pages including notes, bibliography and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: Across an Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time

Author: Markus, Julia

Illustrator: Illustrated by Various Artists

Categories: Women,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U. S. A., Alfred A Knopf Inc: 2000

ISBN: 0679445994

ISBN 13: 9780679445999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 001325

Keywords: FRIENDSHIP INTELLECTUALS GREAT BRITAIN WOMEN LESBIAN,