'A Secret to Be Burried' : The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858-1888

4 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780877452379: 'A Secret to Be Burried' : The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858-1888

The sound of nineteenth-century women, once thought lost to us, is alive because ordinary women like Emily Hawley Gillespie gave voice to their thoughts in diaries. This condensed version of the 2,500-page journals of Emily Gillespie, faithfully written from 1858 to 1888, is a detailed account of rural Iowa life. More than this, it contains the reflections of a woman who dreamed of being a painter and writer and instead became a wife and a mother, a woman whose radical convictions were recorded in her diary, while publicly she conformed to the prescribed life of a Victorian pioneer woman. Through Emily's journals, readers are offered immediate and unmodified contact with settlers in Iowa one hundred years ago. A wealth of facts are includedOCowhat produce she harvested and preserved from her garden, how her husband tended his fields and what he raised, the challenges and rewards of family life.Judy Lensink's skillful analysis shows the larger patterns in Emily Gillespie's life and provides keys that unlock the diary's secrets. Emily's life is revealed as a youth full of promise fading into middle and declining years of lost dreams and eventual tragedy, which caused her to write, I have written "many" things in my journal, but the worst is a secret to be burried when I shall cease to be."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

A pioneer in rural Iowa, Gillespie kept a journal for 30 years, and excerpts here form an absorbing drama. An independent-minded 20-year-old when she begins her diary, she is besieged by suitors--all of whom she coolly evaluates and rejects, although a woman of her age was then considered more than ripe for marriage. Gillespie waits four more years, marrying only when she falls in love. She writes of finding great happiness with her two children and her "very kind" husband, and hard work does not prevent her from reading Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and advocating women's suffrage. Gradually her contentment with her husband erodes as she withdraws sexually and he becomes frighteningly hostile, and the rigors of her existence foment an illness from which she never recovers. The secret referred to in the title is deliberately buried with her; she confides only that she has one. Extensive editorial commentary places Gillespie's life into historical context. Lensink teaches literature at the University of Arizona. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Judy Nolte Lensink
Published by University Of Iowa Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Iowa Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0877452377

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gillespie, Emily Hawley/ Lensink, Judy Nolte
Published by Univ of Iowa Pr (1989)
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Iowa Pr, 1989. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780877452379

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lensink, Judy Nolte
Published by Univ Iowa Press
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Iowa Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2350026

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Emily Hawley Gillespie, Judy Nolte Lensink
Published by University of Iowa Press, United States (1989)
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Iowa Press, United States, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780877452379

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Judy Nolte Lensink
Published by University Of Iowa Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Iowa Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0877452377

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lensink, Judy Nolte
Published by University Of Iowa Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Iowa Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110877452377

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lensink, Judy Nolte
Published by University Of Iowa Press
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Iowa Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0877452377 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1416256

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gillespie, Emily Hawley/ Lensink, Judy Nolte
Published by University Of Iowa Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Iowa Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 472 pages. 9.25x6.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0877452377

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 72.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Judy Nolte Lensink
ISBN 10: 0877452377 ISBN 13: 9780877452379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 445 pages. 0.726. Bookseller Inventory # 9780877452379

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds