The Cary Sisters (Abridged)

The Cary Sisters (Abridged)

by Mary Clemmer Ames

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Overview

"THE wittiest woman in America is dead. There are others who say many brilliant things; but I doubt if there is another so spontaneously and pointedly witty, in the sense that Sidney Smith was witty, as Phoebe Cary."

So wrote famed writer, Mary Clemmer Ames, about her friend.

Brilliant, witty, iconoclastic, Alice and Phoebe Cary were much beloved writers of the Victorian period. Praised by influential critics including Edgar Allan Poe, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, and Horace Greeley, their work today seems very modern; not at all the purple excesses of their contemporaries.

Their famous salon in New York hosted many of the intellectual and literary luminaries of their day.

Here they are brought to life in a lively and beautiful rendering that will put you into their parlor and make you wish you'd been part of their salon. Alice was the poet, Phoebe the lyricist (and poet), both of them advocates for women's rights.

Who better to bring forth this memory of the wonderful Cary sisters than Mary Ames. Writing with great sensitivity, wit, and a thorough appreciation for her subjects, Ames' writing will also read as very much "today" to the modern reader.

For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149668168
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 07/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 375 KB

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