A Secret Sisterhood

A Secret Sisterhood

The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronteƌp8(B, George Eliot, & Virginia Woolf

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Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Bront#65533;; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and 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.

Through letters and diaries that have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always--until now--tantalizingly consigned to the shadows.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780544883734
054488373X
Branch Call Number: 823.0099 Midorika 10/2017
Characteristics: xx, 331 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sweeney, Emma Claire - Author

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