Mutual Admiration Society

Author: Mo Moulton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472154428

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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'An enjoyable anthem to friendship' Hephzibah Anderson, Observer 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Modern-day readers can thank the ambitious, complicated, funny, brave women of the Mutual Admiration Society' Anna Carey, Sunday Business Post 'A tribute to that precious but still unsung thing: the loving bond between female friends, based on intellectual exchange and deep affection' Charlotte Higgins, Guardian Winner of the Agatha Award for best nonfiction 2020 Dorothy L. Sayers is now famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane detective series, but she was equally well known during her life for an essay asking 'Are Women Human?' Women's rights were expanding rapidly during Sayers's lifetime; she and her friends were some of the first women to receive degrees from Oxford. Yet, as historian Mo Moulton reveals, it was clear from the many professional and personal obstacles they faced that society was not ready to concede that women were indeed fully human. Dubbing themselves the Mutual Admiration Society, Sayers and her classmates remained lifelong friends and collaborators as they fought for a truly democratic culture that acknowledged their equal humanity. A celebration of feminism and female friendship, Mutual Admiration Society offers crucial insight into Dorothy L. Sayers and her world.

The Mutual Admiration Society

Author: Mo Moulton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541644468

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1009


A group biography of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oxford women who stood at the vanguard of equal rights Dorothy L. Sayers is now famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane detective series, but she was equally well known during her life for an essay asking "Are Women Human?" Women's rights were expanding rapidly during Sayers's lifetime; she and her friends were some of the first women to receive degrees from Oxford. Yet, as historian Mo Moulton reveals, it was clear from the many professional and personal obstacles they faced that society was not ready to concede that women were indeed fully human. Dubbing themselves the Mutual Admiration Society, Sayers and her classmates remained lifelong friends and collaborators as they fought for a truly democratic culture that acknowledged their equal humanity. A celebration of feminism and female friendship, The Mutual Admiration Society offers crucial insight into Dorothy L. Sayers and her world.

Aestheticism and Sexual Parody 1840-1940

Author: Dennis Denisoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 8801


This 2001 book studies the concept of parody as a strategy used by sexually marginalized groups.

The Heart of Thoreau's Journals

Author: Henry David Thoreau,Odell Shepard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486207414

Category: Nature

Page: 228

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The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal. Here are "...the choicest fruits of Thoreau..." ? Nation.

The Mutual Admiration Society

Author: Lesley Kagen

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503941038

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Whistling in the Dark" comes an unforgettable novel that illuminates the sweet and brittle bonds of family, the tenderness of growing up, the heartbreak of longing for what we ve lost, and the poignancy of finding love. FACT: Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Theresa Tessie Finley, she s in over her head. PROOF: After hearing a scream and catching a glimpse of a mysterious man carrying a body beneath the flickering streetlights in the cemetery behind her house, Tessie adds solving a murder case to her already quite full to-do list. Tessie has elected herself president of the crime-stopping Mutual Admiration Society as if dealing with her sad madness over the tragic drowning of her beloved father; showering tender loving care on her sweet but weird younger sister, Birdie; and staying on the good side of their hard-edged mother weren t enough. With partner in crime Charlie Cue Ball Garfield, Tessie and Birdie will need to dodge the gossips in their 1950s blue-collar neighborhood particularly their evil next-door neighbor, Gert Klement, who d like nothing better than to send the sisters to homes. And, of course, there s the problem of steering clear of the kidnapping murderer if they have any hope of solving the mystery of all mysteries: the mystery of life. A rich and charming tour de force, "The Mutual Admiration Society" showcases Lesley Kagen s marvelous storytelling talents. Laced with heartwarming humor and heartbreaking grief, this novel is nothing short of magical."

At the Temple of Art

Author: Colleen Denney,Grosvenor Gallery (London)

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838638507

Category: Art

Page: 263

View: 9918


"In the hands of an innovative team consisting of Sir Coutts Lindsay, his wife Blanche Lindsay, and two managers, Charles Halle and Joseph Comyns Carr, the gallery developed a reputation as a leading exhibition space for British and Continental artists during the late Victorian period. What factors contributed to its rise to prominence on the London exhibition circuit? How did it maintain that respected place in light of the diversification of showcases during this period?" "Central to this book is a close examination of the paintings which were shown at the gallery during its fourteen-year run, how they were received by the critics, and which movements were represented."--Jacket.