This lively and informative group study is the first book to examine the amazing stories of a group of adventurous 19th-century American women expatriates. All born in the US, these women, unafraid of controversy, opted for living and working in London from the 1870s through the 1920s. Discover why did they felt they had to leave the United States, and why they chose England. Learn about Jennie Jerome Churchill (mother of the future Sir Winston), novelists Gertrude Atherton and Pearl Craigie, journalists Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Robins Pennell, painter Julie Helen Heyneman, and actresses Mary Anderson, Genevieve Ward, and Elizabeth Robins. See what breakthroughs each one made -- and what she had to sacrifice. This volume brings many individuals out of the shadows and gives them life, often using their own words. Thoroughly researched and illustrated, this book is perfect for those fascinated by the Victorian era or interested in the lives of strong, creative women. An extensive bibliography aids readers in pursuing further study. Ambition, tragedy, struggle, triumph -- they are all here!
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About the Author
Jane S. Gabin is an educator, consultant, and writer who earned her PhD in English at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her BA at Queens College of the City University of New York. She has published three books with university presses, as well as numerous articles and encyclopedia entries. She has worked in university admissions for a decade, followed by eleven years as a college counselor in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, she is on the national lecturers' list for the English-Speaking Union, and has spoken at academic conferences in the United States, Canada, England, and France. Dr. Gabin has extensive teaching experience, ranglng from high school to college level to continuing education courses.