800 Year's of Women's Letters

800 Year's of Women's Letters

By: Olga Kenyon (author)Paperback

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This inspiring and fascinating book is the first truly comprehensive study of women's letters ever published. Organized by subject matter, and covering a wide range of topics from politics, work and war, to childhood, love and sexual passion, "800 Years of Women's Letters" reveals the depth, breadth and diversity of women's lives through the ages. Here Heloise writes to Abelard of her undying devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf correspond about life and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel about the neglect of Buckingham Palace. Many more women write letters that reveal the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the often difficult circumstances of everyday life. This is an intriguing insight, and a rare opportunity to read the real words of real women, in their own intimate language. 'No literary form is more revealing, more spontaneous or more individual than a letter' - P.D. James.

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About Author

OLGA KENYON is a well-respected writer and academic. She has lectured at Bradford University and Morley College, where she was Head of Humanities. She has also lectured for the Open University, specialising in Women's Literature. She lives in Manchester.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780752454795
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780752454795
  • weight: 350
  • ISBN10: 075245479X

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