The Inmost Heart: 800 Years of Women's Letters

by Olga Kenyon (Editor)

Other authorsP. D. James (Foreword)
Hardcover, 1992

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Available

Publication

Konecky & Konecky (1992), Edition: 1st Ed. U.S., 298 pages

Description

Ethics. Gender Studies. Women's Studies. Nonfiction. This inspiring and fascinating book is the first truly comprehensive study of women's letters ever published. Organised 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 Letter' reveals the depth, breadth and diversity of women's lives through the ages. Here Holoise writes to Abelad of her undying devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl 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 of more individual than a letter." P D James.… (more)

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½ (23 ratings; 3.7)

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Original publication date

1992

Physical description

298 p.; 9.5 inches

ISBN

1568522819 / 9781568522814
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