Landmarks of a Literary Life 1820-1892

Landmarks of a Literary Life 1820-1892

by Camilla Crosland


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Camilla Crosland (1812–1895) was a British author whose literary career spanned sixty years of the nineteenth century. Although best known as a poet, she was also a prolific writer of short stories, novels and articles. In the late 1850s she became involved with spiritualism, and published influential works on the subject. This volume, first published in 1893, contains her detailed autobiography. Crosland describes her long life chronologically, describing the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the death of George III and the characters and lives of the many influential authors she met during her career. She also provides anecdotes and detailed descriptions of early Victorian society and the development of literature to appeal to a broader readership. This volume provides a fascinating retrospect of early Victorian social life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108021944
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies Series
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Hearsay and childish recollections; 2. Hearsay and childish recollections continued; 3. Coronation of George the Fourth; 4. Mrs. Davison and her son, the future musical critic of the Times; 5. The British Legion in Spain; 6. The brothers Chambers; 7. The annuals and the Countess of Blessington; 8. The 'forties' continued; 9. Lough the sculptor; 10. Mrs. Somerville Wood; 11. Mrs. Loudon; 12. American friends and acquaintances; 13. A triad of single women; 14. A serious chapter; 15. Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Florence; 16. R. H. Horne; Index.

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