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Mrs. Humphry Ward By J. A. Sutherland

Mrs. Humphry Ward by J. A. Sutherland

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Mrs Humphry Ward was a best-selling author earning more than any woman in Victorian England, a social reformer, and founder of Somerville College, Oxford. In this biography, John Sutherland examines the public and private life of an eminent Victorian and pre-eminent Edwardian.

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Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian by J. A. Sutherland

Best-selling novelist and tireless philanthropist, Mary Ward's furiously active public career belied an unhappy, often tragic private life. Capturing the industrious fussiness of a remarkable woman, this biography also offers perceptive insights into the restrictions placed upon women at the turn of the century.

About J. A. Sutherland

About the Author
John Sutherland is Professor of Literature at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. he is a regular reviewer for the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement and is the author of numerous books.

Table of Contents

The girlhood of Mary Arnold: 1851-1860; Schooldays: 1860-1867; Oxford: 1867-1871; Stabs at fiction: 1867-1871; Marriage: 1870-1872; Marriage and Oxford: 1872-1878; Fighting back: 1878-1880; London: 1880-1886; The right book: 1883-1884; The Elsmere ordeal: 1884-1888; Elsmere mania: 1888; The fiction machine: 1890-1900; Families - the Arnolds: 1890-1900; Families - the Wards: 1890-1900; Homes: 1888-1900; Respectable genius: 1890-1900; Health: 1890-1900; The Passmore Edwards settlement: 1892-1900; Eleanor : 1900; Best-selling novelist, failed dramatist: 1901-1905; Family matters: 1900-1905; Mid-Edwardian: 1906; The Testing of Diana Mallory : 1907; The new world: 1908; Anti-suffragist: 1909; Arnold Ward, MP: 1910-1911; Calamities: 1912-1914; The Wards and war: 1914-1917; Soldier in skirts: 1916-1917; The end: 1918-1920.

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Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian by J. A. Sutherland
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