Rosemary Hill: Victorian men and women
4 October 2001
Show More A Circle of Sisters: Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin by Judith Flanders.
Penguin, 392 pp., £17.99, September 2001, 0 670 88673 4Show More
The Hated Wife: Carrie Kipling 1862-1939 by Adam Nicolson.
Short Books, 96 pp., £4.99, May 2001, 0 571 20835 5Show More
Victorian Diaries: The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women edited by Heather Creaton.
Mitchell Beazley, 144 pp., £14.99, February 2001, 1 84000 359 6Show More
“... most people. ‘Hidden lives’ remained, from biography’s point of view, just that. Even now, when biography is booming and social, oral and feminist history all thrive, part of the pleasure of JudithFlanders’s A Circle of Sisters is the novelty of the viewpoint. As in F. Anstey’s Vice Versa, a novel that was, in its way, subversive of late Victorian ideas about authority, the world is turned ...”