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Raised in a politically-active household, Emily Edens childhood prepared her well for her role as companion to her brother, the Governor-General of India. Outwardly all that a middle-class spinster sh...
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Raised in a politically-active household, Emily Edens childhood prepared her well for her role as companion to her brother, the Governor-General of India. Outwardly all that a middle-class spinster should be, Eden never permitted diplomacy to dilute her letters home. Published in 1866, the letters provoked sympathy among women who had similarly endured dusty bonnets to accompany fathers and husbands to distant outposts of the British Empire. As one reviewer noted, this book is addressed primarily to a public consisting of wives, sisters, or daughters of possible Governors-General, and is sure therefore of general popularity. There is still plenty to amuse modern audiences. Volume 1 takes readers from the packing of steamer trunks in London, through sea voyages and monsoons. Accounts of peacocks and pageants are balanced against ironic observations regarding domestic arrangements, all of which demonstrate Edens skill as a sensitive and witty author.
Uitgever Cambridge University Press
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9781108020749
Auteur Eden, E.
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