Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World

Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World

A Story of Love, Work, Friendship, and Marriage

Hardback398pp Illustrated232x156mm

9780715651650     Product Code: 507207

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While Thomas Carlyle wrote great works of history, his wife looked after their Chelsea home, but professed to be happiest when ‘splashing off whatever is on my mind’. Jane Welsh Carlyle’s witty letters incorporated wry observations on London’s literati and made light of her unhappy marriage. Referencing 44 volumes of letters and journals, the author focuses her biography on the years 1843–49, the period of Jane’s ‘richest experience and development’.

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