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Memory and Legacy: A Thackeray Family Biography 1876-1919

Memory and Legacy: A Thackeray Family Biography 1876-1919 (Paperback)

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This is a domestic biography of the Thackeray family, placing the writer in the context of his home life. The story continues long after his death, to trace the later lives of his two daughters, Anne Isabella and Harriet Marian, and their marriages. His elder daughter Annie, in particular, took responsibility for guarding and shaping her father's legacy. The source material is not Thackeray's books so much as his own more intimate papers - his letters - and the correspondence and journals of his mother and daughters. The book will appeal not just to those interested in Thackeray and the Victorians, but to the general reader of biography, to those interested in womenis studies, life writing and to followers of the family of Virginia Woolf.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd Publication Date: 27/01/2011 ISBN-13: 9780718892258  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Formerly Head of the Department of Performing Arts at Brunel University, since 2001 John Aplin has pursued independent and extensive research on the Thackeray family. In 2006 he published A True Affection: Anne Thackeray Ritchie and the Tennysons. The Inheritance of Genius will be followed by a second volume Memory and Legacy, and both are due for publication in 2010 by The Lutterworth Press.

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