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Mrs. Humphry Ward

Eminent Victorian, Pre-Eminent Edwardian

Mrs. Humphry Ward( )
Author: Sutherland, John
ISBN:978-0-19-818587-1
Publication Date:Aug 1990
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $139.05
Book Description:

Mary Ward (1851-1920) had a furiously active public career, her literary and philanthropic activities transforming her from an eminent Victorian into a pre-eminent Edwardian.The granddaughter of Thomas Arnold, she found herself at the centre of an intellectual and cultural coterie comprising the Arnold, Huxley, and Trevelyan families. Her novel, Robert Elsmere (1888), the first of a series of bestsellers, earned her both unprecedented sums of money and the criticalrespect of writers...
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Book Details
Pages:442
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.6 x 23.4 x 3.2 cm
Book Weight:0.923 Kilograms
Author Biography
Sutherland, John (Author)
John Sutherland was born on October 9, 1938. After graduating from the University of Leicester in 1964, he began his academic career as an assistant lecturer in Edinburgh. He specializes in Victorian fiction, 20th century literature, and the history of publishing. He is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature at University College, London and is currently teaching at the California Institute of Technology. He writes for The Guardian and is a well-known literary reviewer.

He is the author of more than 20 books including Stephen Spender: The Authorized Biography, How to Read a Novel: A User's Guide, The Boy Who Loved Books, Curiosities of Literature, 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know, Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives, and Magic Moments: Life-Changing Encounters with Books, Film, Music. He is also the co-author, with Stephen Fender, of Love, Sex, Death and Words: Tales from a Year in Literature.

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