Love and Dirt: The Marriage of Arthur Munby and Hannah Cullwick

Love and Dirt: The Marriage of Arthur Munby and Hannah Cullwick

by Diane Atkinson
     
 

On May 26, 1854, Arthur Munby met Hannah Cullwick. He was a solicitor for the Ecclesiastical Commission, and he loathed his job. She was a servant, a maid of all work. This first encounter marked the beginning of a relationship which was to endure for more than fifty years. Drawing on their diaries, letters, and Munby's photographs of Hannah, Diane Atkinson paints

Overview

On May 26, 1854, Arthur Munby met Hannah Cullwick. He was a solicitor for the Ecclesiastical Commission, and he loathed his job. She was a servant, a maid of all work. This first encounter marked the beginning of a relationship which was to endure for more than fifty years. Drawing on their diaries, letters, and Munby's photographs of Hannah, Diane Atkinson paints a picture of the wilder shores of Victorian sexuality. Love and Dirt is the story of a deep and lasting love between two extraordinary individuals who breached the barriers of class and endangered their vastly different stations in Victorian society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333780718
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/18/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

Diane Atkinson is a historian of women's lives and has curated several exhibitions at the Museum of London.

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