A Secret Sisterhood

A Secret Sisterhood

The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf

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"A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends"-- Provided by publisher.
"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 Brontë; 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780544883734
Characteristics: xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm


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