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The Resource Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon

Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon

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Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world
Title
Outsiders
Title remainder
five women writers who changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Lyndall Gordon
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  • Five women writers who changed the world
  • Outsiders
Title variation remainder
5 women writers who changed the world
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Language
eng
Summary
Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf: they all wrote dazzling books that forever changed the way we see history. In "Outsiders", award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon shows how these five novelists shared more than talent. In a time when a woman's reputation was her security, each of these women lost hers. They were unconstrained by convention, writing against the grain of their contemporaries, prophetically imagining a different future. We have long known the individual greatness of each of these writers, but in linking their creativity to their lives as outcasts, Gordon throws new light on the genius they share. All five lost their mothers in childbirth or at a young age. With no female role model present, they learned from books - and sometimes from an enlightened mentor. Crucially, each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of her own. The passion in their own lives infused their fiction. Writing with passionate intelligence of her own, Gordon reveals that these renegade writers inspired a new breed of women who wished to change a world locked in war, violence, exploitation and sexual abuse. Gordon's biographies have always shown the indelible connection between life and art: an intuitive, exciting and revealing approach that has been highly praised. In "Outsiders", she crafts nuanced portraits of Shelley, Brontë, Eliot, Schreiner and Woolf, naming each of these writers as prodigy, visionary, 'outlaw,' orator and explorer, and shows how they came, they saw and they left us changed. Today, following the tsunami of women's protest at wide-spread abuse, we do more than read them; we listen and live with their astonishing bravery and eloquence. -- inside cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Gordon, Lyndall
Dewey number
820.99287
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR115
LC item number
.G65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Johns Hopkins University
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  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Eliot, George
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Schreiner, Olive
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Women authors
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Eliot, George
  • Schreiner, Olive
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Women authors
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Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon
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  • First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Virago Press. First published in the United States in 2019 by John Hopkins University Press
  • Copyright © Lyndall Gordon 2017, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Prodigy - Mary Shelley -- Visionary - Emily Brontë -- 'Outlaw' - George Eliot -- Orator - Olive Schreiner -- Explorer - Virginia Woolf -- The Outsiders Society -- Sources -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
1057740178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781421429441
Lccn
2018955300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057740178
Label
Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Virago Press. First published in the United States in 2019 by John Hopkins University Press
  • Copyright © Lyndall Gordon 2017, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Prodigy - Mary Shelley -- Visionary - Emily Brontë -- 'Outlaw' - George Eliot -- Orator - Olive Schreiner -- Explorer - Virginia Woolf -- The Outsiders Society -- Sources -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
1057740178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781421429441
Lccn
2018955300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057740178

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