Hardcover, good condition, wear to edges of dustjacket, black & white photographs & illus., family trees, maps, notes, index, 716pp. First complete biography about Emily Tennyson - a more robust woman than previously viewed by history. Note this is a very heavy book - normal postage might not apply. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Emily Smallwood married Tennyson in the year he became Poet Laureate, 30 years after they first met. Thwaite draws on much unpublished material to explore what kept them apart and what eventually brought them together, telling the story of a Victorian wife determined to be fully involved in the work of the man she loved.
About the Author: Born in London, Ann Thwaite spent the war years in New Zealand, returning to complete her education at Queen Elizabeth's, Barnet, and St Hilda's College, Oxford. She has lived in Tokyo, Benghazi and Nashville, Tennessee. She has lectured in many countries, but most of her life has been spent as a writer, and she is now settled in Norfolk with her husband, the poet Anthony Thwaite. She is an Oxford D.Litt, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her previous biographies are Waiting for the Party, a life of Frances Hodgson Burnett; Edmund Gosse (winner of the Duff Cooper Award, 1985); A. A. Milne (Whitbread Biography of the Year in 1990); and Emily Tennyson: The Poet's Wife.$$$Ann Thwaite celebrated her seventieth birthday in the week of the publication of Glimpses of the Wonderful, which she says is her final biography. She plans now to use her biographical skills on her own life, in a book tentatively titled 'My Side of the Story'.
Title: Emily Tennyson: The Poet's Wife
Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1996.
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002196514
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1996. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89897613
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001077471
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Inscription by author on title page (Octber, 1996) Language: eng. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 745
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, England, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Used book, clean, bright and tight, looks little used.This pioneering biography establishes in detail the person Emily tennyson was; it is the story of a rematkable family as well as a remarkable woman, bringing into the foreground a neglected and often misunderstood character a century after her death.over 700 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 8004831
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Minor Edge Creasing To Jacket Otherwise Clean And Tidy. Bookseller Inventory # 090059
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1996. Hardback. Fine in dustwrapper. xix + 716pp. Bookseller Inventory # C2502
Book Description Faber, London, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Vg. Dust Jacket Condition: Vg. First Edition. 8vo. 716pp. Plates. Bookseller Inventory # 011518
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. xx + 716 pages, photos on plates, genealogies, reading list, maps, notes, index. Heavy book. Bookseller Inventory # 33464
Book Description Faber and Faber, London, 1996. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair to Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. D/J is OK, but has a crease along front top and minor shelf wear. The book is in good used condition. Ann Thwaite's major biography radically alters the story of the poet's relationship with his wife. It was as a small girl in Lincolnshire that Emily Sellwood first saw the boy Alfred Tennyson. Nearly thirty years later, in the year he became Poet Laureate, they married. What kept them apart and what eventually brought them together has never before been fully explored. Readers who know little about Tennyson, as well as admirers of his poetry, will enjoy this Biography of a Victorian wife who was determined to be fully involved in the work of the man she loved. Drawing on a great deal of unpublished material, Ann Thwaite presents a much more unconventional, energetic and passionate woman than the pale invalid lying on a sofa somewhere in the background of Tennyson's life. A remarkable woman. You will receive the book in the image. Bookseller Inventory # MC1743