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A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, Mrs Opie, Miss Austen

Anne Thackeray Ritchie

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Title: A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Miss ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 244 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919) was a writer and the eldest daughter of the novelist W. M. Thackeray. She had a tumultuous childhood: her mother suffered from depression and was eventually committed to a sanatorium, and the family experienced poverty before her fathers literary success. Anne was extremely close to her father, who admired her intellect and encouraged her writing. When he died, Anne set up house with her sister Harriet and her brother-in-law, the literary journalist Leslie Stephen. Annes novels were serialised in the Cornhill Magazine, which her father had edited, and their success established her literary reputation. A Book of Sibyls is Annes study of four female writers: the poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the novelists Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen. For more information on this author, see http: orlando. cambridge. orgpublicsvPeoplepersonidritcan This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108021241

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Synopsis: Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837?1919) was a writer and the eldest daughter of the novelist W. M. Thackeray. She had a tumultuous childhood: her mother suffered from depression and was eventually committed to a sanatorium, and the family experienced poverty before her father's literary success. Anne was extremely close to her father, who admired her intellect and encouraged her writing. When he died, Anne set up house with her sister Harriet and her brother-in-law, the literary journalist Leslie Stephen. Anne's novels were serialised in the Cornhill Magazine, which her father had edited, and their success established her literary reputation. A Book of Sibyls is Anne's study of four female writers: the poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the novelists Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=ritcan

Book Description: Anne Thackeray Ritchie was a writer and the daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray. Her novels appeared in the Cornhill Magazine, which her father had edited, and their success established her literary reputation. A Book of Sibyls examines four female writers: Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen.

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