In this sequel to her 2000 anthology, Sanders again brings together autobiographical accounts of childhood that show women making sense of the children they were and the women they have become. The collection includes children's authors (Frances Hodgson Burnett and E. Nesbit), political figures (Emmeline Pankhurst and Louisa Twining) and well-known writers (Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Sarah Grand).
About the Author
Valerie Sanders is Professor of English at the University of Hull, UK. Previous publications include a first Records of Girlhood collection (2000), The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literature: From Austen to Woolf (2002), and The Tragi-Comedy of Victorian Fatherhood (2009). She is currently a contributor to Pickering and Chatto’s Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant.
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction; Lady Morgan; Anna Eliza Bray; Mary Wright Sewell; Mary Cowden Clarke; Louisa Twining; Marianne North; Mary Elizabeth Braddon; Anne Thackeray Ritchie; Frances Hodgson Burnett; Sarah Grand and Ménie Muriel Dowie; Emmeline Pankhurst; E. Nesbit; Mary Cholmondeley; Select bibliography; Index.