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The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess explores the influence well-placed, energetic women had on literary and political culture in the . and in England in the years 1870-1920. Fields, an American, was first married to James T. Fields, a prominent Boston publisher; after his death she became companion to Sarah Orne Jewett, one of the foremost New England writers. Gladstone was a daughter of William Gladstone, one of Great Britain's most famous Prime Ministers. SUSAN K HARRIS currently is Professor of American Literature at Penn State University, University Park.

Annie Fields, an American, was first married to James T. Mary Gladstone was a daughter of William Gladstone, one of Great Britain's most famous Prime Ministers. Both became well known as hostesses, entertaining the leading figures of their day; both also kept journals and wrote letters in which they recorded those figures' conversations

Yet The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess is not a revisionary biography of either Fields or Gladstone (Harris refers to her as "Gladstone" rather than "Drew" because she did not marry until 1886, just towards the end of the period addressed by this study) or . .

Yet The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess is not a revisionary biography of either Fields or Gladstone (Harris refers to her as "Gladstone" rather than "Drew" because she did not marry until 1886, just towards the end of the period addressed by this study) or a lament for what we, as a culture, may have lost by not encouraging the. careers of women. Rather, as her title indicates, this is a cultural study of women's influence within an extremely privileged sphere of the politically and intellectually powerful

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Harris, Susan K. The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess: Annie Adams Fields and Mary Gladstone Drew. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. Howe, . The Gentle Americans, 1864–1960: Biography of a Breed (1965). Howe, M. A. De Wolfe, Memories of a Hostess (1922). Matthiessen, F. Sarah Orne Jewett (1929). Nigro, C. Annie Adams Fields: Female Voice in a Male Chorus (thesis,1996). Richards, . Stepping Westward (1931)

Annie Fields, an American, was first married to James T. ISBN13:9780312295295.

Susan K. Harris's study of two prominent late nineteenth-century hostesses, Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915) and Mary Gladstone Drew (1847-1927), represents the intersection of several fields including cultural history, Hterary history and criticism, and women's studies. She focuses on their activities between 1860 and 1890, foregrounding the social upheaval that characterized these three decades. Stepping Westward (1931)

The unpublished diaries of Annie Adams Fields are at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

The unpublished diaries of Annie Adams Fields are at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Cather, . "Not Under Forty" (1936). Davis, A. "A Recovery of Connectedness in Annie Adams Fields' Authors and Friends and A Shelf of Old Books" (thesis,1998). Harris, Susan K. "The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess: Annie Adams Fields and Mary Gladstone Drew". "The Gentle Americans, 1864-1960: Biography of a Breed" (1965).

The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess explores the influence well-placed, energetic women had on literary and political culture in the U.S. and in England in the years 1870-1920. Fields, an American, was first married to James T. Fields, a prominent Boston publisher; after his death she became companion to Sarah Orne Jewett, one of the foremost New England writers. Gladstone was a daughter of William Gladstone, one of Great Britain's most famous Prime Ministers. Both became well known as hostesses, entertaining the leading figures of their day; both also kept journals and wrote letters in which they recorded those figures' conversations. Susan K. Harris reads these records to exhibit the impact such women had on the cultural life of their times. The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess shows how Fields and Gladstone negotiated alliances, won over key figures to their parties' designs, and fought to develop major cultural institutions ranging from the Organization of Boston Charities to London's Royal College of Music.
The Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess: Annie Adams Fields and Mary Gladstone Drew download epub
History & Criticism
Author: S. Harris
ISBN: 0312295294
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2002 edition (October 18, 2002)
Pages: 212 pages