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My Dear Governess

The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann


Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300169898
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 288
Διαστάσεις: 24x3x16
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "My Dear Governess"

A rich trove of letters from Edith Wharton to her governess, written over the course of their long and affectionate friendship An exciting archive came to auction in 2009: the papers and personal effects of Anna Catherine Bahlmann (1849-1916), a governess and companion to several prominent American families. Among the collection were one hundred thirty-five letters from her most famous pupil, Edith Newbold Jones, later the great American novelist Edith Wharton. Remarkably, until now, just three letters from Wharton's childhood and early adulthood were thought to survive. Bahlmann, who would become Wharton's literary secretary and confidante, emerges in the letters as a seminal influence, closely guiding her precocious young student's readings, translations, and personal writing. Taken together, these letters, written over the course of forty-two years, provide a deeply affecting portrait of mutual loyalty and influence between two women from different social classes. This correspondence reveals Wharton's maturing sensibility and vocation, and includes details of her life that will challenge long-held assumptions about her formative years. Wharton scholar Irene Goldman-Price provides a rich introduction to My Dear Governess that restores Bahlmann to her central place in Wharton's life.


ISBN: 9780300169898
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 08/06/2012
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Σελίδες: 288
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Irene Goldman-Price
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 638 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x3x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 21 b-w
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

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