Biography (15)

William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: A Life - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: A Life

  • William F. Halloran
Drawing extensively on his letters, his wife Elizabeth Sharp’s Memoir, and accounts by friends and associates, this biography provides a lucid and intimate account of William Sharp’s life, from his rejection of the dour religion of his Scottish boyhood, his turn to spiritualism, to his role in the Scottish Celtic Revival in the mid-nineties.
Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain - cover image
  • Biography
  • Education
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies

Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain

  • Philip Graham
This biography illuminates the life and thought of Baroness Mary Warnock, whose active years spanned the second half of the twentieth century, a period during which opportunities for middle-class women rapidly and vastly improved.
A Victorian Curate: A Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt  - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies

A Victorian Curate: A Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt

  • David Yeandle
'A Victorian Curate: A Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt' is an absorbing personal account of the corruption and turmoil in the Church of England at this time. It will appeal to anyone interested in this history, the relationship between science and religion in the nineteenth century, or the role of the curate in Victorian England.
The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 3: 1900-1905 - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 3: 1900-1905

  • William F. Halloran
Sharp wrote "I feel another self within me now more than ever; it is as if I were possessed by a spirit who must speak out". This three-volume collection brings together Sharp’s own correspondence – a fascinating trove in its own right, by a Victorian man of letters who was on intimate terms with writers including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pater, and George Meredith – and the Fiona Macleod letters, which bring to life Sharp’s intriguing "second self".
Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Health
  • Women and Gender Studies

Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century

  • Lucy Pollard
This book vividly presents the story of Margery Spring Rice, an instrumental figure in the movements of women’s health and family planning in the first half of the twentieth century. Margery Spring Rice, née Garrett, was born into a family of formidable female trailblazers – niece of physician and suffragist Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and of Millicent Fawcett, a leading suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. Margery Spring Rice continued this legacy with her co-founding of the North Kensington birth control clinic in 1924, three years after Marie Stopes founded the first clinic in Britain.
The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 2: 1895-1899 - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 2: 1895-1899

  • William F. Halloran
With an introduction and detailed notes by William F. Halloran, this richly rewarding collection offers a wonderful insight into the literary landscape of the time, while also investigating a strange and underappreciated phenomenon of late-nineteenth-century English literature. It is essential for scholars of the period, and it is an illuminating read for anyone interested in authorship and identity.
Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think about Hell - cover image
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think about Hell

  • Maria Manuel Lisboa
In these powerful and stylishly written essays, Maria Manuel Lisboa dissects the work of Paula Rego, the Portuguese-born artist considered one of the greatest artists of modern times. Focusing primarily on Rego’s work since the 1980s, Lisboa explores the complex relationships between violence and nurturing, power and impotence, politics and the family that run through Rego’s art.
Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Biography
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

  • Deborah Willis
  • Ellyn Toscano
  • Kalia Brooks Nelson
The essays in this book chart how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. As a whole, the volume gives an impression of a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives, covering the Caribbean Diaspora, refugees and slavery through the various lenses of politics and war, love and family.
The Life and Letters of William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: VOLUME I: 1855–1894 - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Life and Letters of William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: VOLUME I: 1855–1894

  • William F. Halloran
Sharp wrote "I feel another self within me now more than ever; it is as if I were possessed by a spirit who must speak out". This three-volume collection brings together Sharp’s own correspondence – a fascinating trove in its own right, by a Victorian man of letters who was on intimate terms with writers including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pater, and George Meredith – and the Fiona Macleod letters, which bring to life Sharp’s intriguing "second self".
The Red Countess: Select Autobiographical and Fictional Writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen (1883-1951) - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

The Red Countess: Select Autobiographical and Fictional Writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen (1883-1951)

  • Hermynia Zur Mühlen
  • Lionel Gossman
This new, expanded edition contains: Zur Mühlen’s autobiographical memoir, The End and the Beginning; The editor’s detailed notes on the persons and events mentioned in the autobiography; A selection of Zur Mühlen’s short stories and two fairy tales; A synopsis of Zur Mühlen’s untranslated novel Our Daughters the Nazi Girls; An essay by the Editor on Zur Mühlen’s life and work; A bibliography of Zur Mühlen’s novels in English translation; A portfolio of selected illustrations of her work by George Grosz and Heinrich Vogeler; A free online supplement with additional original material
The Life of August Wilhelm Schlegel, Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

The Life of August Wilhelm Schlegel, Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry

  • Roger Paulin
This is the first attempt to combine an account of Schlegel’s life and times with a critical evaluation of his work and its influence. Through the study of one man's rich life, incorporating the most recent scholarship, theoretical approaches, and archival resources, while remaining easily accessible to all readers, Paulin has recovered the intellectual climate of Romanticism in Germany and traced its development into a still-potent international movement.
Mr. Emerson's Revolution - cover image
  • American and Latin American Studies
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Women and Gender Studies

Mr. Emerson's Revolution

  • Jean McClure Mudge
This volume traces the life, thought and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a giant of American intellectual history, whose transforming ideas greatly strengthened the two leading reform issues of his day: abolition and women’s rights. A broad and deep, yet cautious revolutionary, he spoke about a spectrum of inner and outer realities—personal, philosophical, theological and cultural—all of which gave his mid-career turn to political and social issues their immediate and lasting power.
Coleridge's Laws: A Study of Coleridge in Malta - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Law
  • Literature

Coleridge's Laws: A Study of Coleridge in Malta

  • Barry Hough
  • Howard Davis
  • Lydia Davis
Samuel Taylor Coleridge is best known as a great poet and literary theorist, but for one quite short period of his life he held real political power – acting as Public Secretary to the British Civil Commissioner in Malta in 1805. Meticulously researched, this book provides detailed analysis of the laws drafted by Coleridge, together with the first published translations of them. Drawing upon newly discovered archival materials, the authors shed new light on Coleridge’s sense of political and legal morality, showing how Coleridge’s actions whilst in a position of power differed markedly from the idealism he advocated before taking office.
Brownshirt Princess: A Study of the 'Nazi Conscience' - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • History

Brownshirt Princess: A Study of the 'Nazi Conscience'

  • Lionel Gossman
In the years after WWI, Princess Marie Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld collaborated with Heinrich Vogeler, an artist who later joined the Communist party, and Ludwig Roselius, a successful businessman, to produce a volume of poetry entitled ‘Gott in Mir’. In this original and inspiring study, Lionel Gossman explores the revolutionary ideological context that made possible this extraordinary collaboration between three such different personalities. He also examines the subsequent life of Princess Adelheid who, until her death in 1993, continued to support the ideals of Nazism. In doing so, Gossman provides deep insights into the sources and character of the ‘Nazi Conscience’.
That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War of Independence - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Literature

That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War of Independence

  • William St Clair
When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against Ottoman rule, waves of sympathy spread across western Europe and the USA. Inspired by a belief that Greece had a unique claim on the sympathy of the world, more than a thousand Philhellenes set out to fight for the cause. This meticulously researched and highly readable account of their aspirations and experiences has long been the standard account of the Philhellenic movement and essential reading for students of the Greek War of Independence, Byron and European Romanticism. Its relevance to more modern conflicts is also becoming increasingly appreciated.