Bienvenue chez nous!
Logo Ex Libris

Hannah More
Anne Stott

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when domesticity was regarded as women's chief virtue. This biography of More for fifty ... Lire la suite
Couverture cartonnée, 420 Nombre de pages  Plus d'informations
CHF 89.00
Habituellement expédié sous 2 à 3 semaines.

Description

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when domesticity was regarded as women's chief virtue. This biography of More for fifty years reveals her as a lively and attractive character. It demonstrates that she was a complex and contradictory figure: a conservative who was accused of political and religious subversion.

Do we need another biography of a long-forgotten woman of moderate talents? The answer is an emphatic yes, and Anne Stott's engaging and highly readable book, Hannah More The First Victorian, aptly demonstrates the reason why.

Résumé
Hannah More (1745-1833), the daughter of an obscure schoolmaster, began her working life as a teacher at her sisters' school in Bristol. In her thirtieth year she came to London to persuade the actor-manager David Garrick to put on one of her plays. Her subsequent career as playwright, bluestocking, Evangelical reformer, political writer, and novelist turned her into one of the most influential women of her day. Few of either sex could rival the range of her achievements. This book is the first full-length biography of More for fifty years and the first to make extensive use of her unpublished correspondence. The new material shows her to have been a more lively and attractive character than previous stereotypes have suggested. It also reinforces the growing perception that she was a complex and contradictory figure: a conservative who was accused of political and religious subversion, an ostensible antifeminist who opened up new opportunities for female activism. Recent work on the Georgian period indicates that, in spite of their exclusion from formal power, women played a vital role in the ordering of politics and society. The remarkable career of Hannah More adds weight to the argument that women (notwithstanding the repressive rhetoric of the conduct books) were increasingly active outside the allegedly private sphere of the home. More's long life began just before the last Jacobite rising, and ended at the dawn of the railway age. This book argues that she should be viewed as essentially forward-looking. When one of her early biographers dedicated his book to the young Queen Victoria, it was a fitting tribute to More's significance. In her energetic campaigning, her moral fervour, her belief in Britain's providential destiny, Hannah More anticipated many of the characteristics of Victorianism. She was one of the creators of the new age.

Contenu

1. Bristol Beginnings 1745-1774; 2. The Garrick Years 1774-1779; 3. Living Muse 1780-1785; 4. Zion's City 1780-1789; 5. The Mendip Schools 1789-1795; 6. Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789-1793; 7. The Greeks and the Barbarians 1794-1798; 8. The Cheap Repository Tracts 1795-1798; 9. The Emergence of Clapham 1795-1799; 10. Praise and Opposition 1798-1799; 11. The Blagdon Controversy 1799-1803; 12. The Princess and the Bachelor 1801-c.1809; 13. High Priestess 1809-1816; 14. 'Loyal and Anti-Radical female' 1816-1833; Conclusion; Chronology of Hannah More's Life and Writings; Bibliography; Index

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Hannah More
Sous-titre: The First Victorian
Auteur: Anne Stott
Code EAN: 9780199274888
ISBN: 978-0-19-927488-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 420
Poids: 651g
Taille: H234mm x B157mm x T24mm
Année: 2004

Disponibilité en succursale

NPA, Lieu, Nom Aucun résultat n'a été trouvé. Veuillez indiquer un NPA ou une localité valide. Veuillez indiquer un NPA ou une localité. Cet article est disponible dans NUMBER succursale(s) Cet article n’est actuellement disponible que dans la boutique en ligne. NUMBER ex. disponibles Etat du stock actuellement indisponible. Carte détaillée Detailkarte in einem neuen Fenster anzeigen Itinéraire Route in einem neuen Fenster berechnen Adresse Téléphone Heures d’ouverture NUMBER ex. disponibles Pas en stock Trouvez la succursale la plus proche Il n'y a pas des magasins dans 20 km large
  • Saisissez dans le champ de recherche le NPA, la localité ou le nom d’une succursale
  • Cliquez sur la flèche à droite du champ de recherche
  • Sélectionnez une succursale dans la liste des résultats

Trouvez la succursale la plus proche avec votre mobile Lundi Mardi Mercredi Jeudi Vendredi Samedi Dimanche
Trouvez la succursale la plus proche
  • Saisissez dans le champ de recherche le NPA, la localité ou le nom d’une succursale
  • Cliquez sur la flèche à droite du champ de recherche
  • Sélectionnez une succursale dans la liste des résultats

Trouvez la succursale la plus proche avec votre mobile
Vus récemment
Effacer l’historique