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Diaries Of Hannah Cullwick (Douglass Series on Women's Lives & the Meaning of Gender)

Stanley, Autumn

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813510716 / ISBN 13: 9780813510712
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Synopsis: "Hannah Cullwick (1833-1909) worked all her life as a maidservant, scullion, and pot-girl. In 1854 she met Arthur Munby, 'man of two worlds,' upper-class author and poet, with a lifelong obsession for lower-class women. And so began their strange and secret romance of eighteen years and marriage of thiry-six, lived largely apart. Hannah's diaries, written on Munby's suggestion, offer an obsorbing account of life 'below stairs' in Victorian England. But they reveal, too, a woman of extraordinary independence of will, whose chosen life of drudgery gave her the freedom not to 'play the Lady,' as Munby demanded. Rescued from obscurity. these diaries are a remarkable historical and personal document."

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