Anglo - German Correspondence of Vernon Lee and Irene Forbes-Mosse During World War I. Women Writers' Friendship Transcending Enemy Lines

Author: Sieberg, Herward and Zorn,Christa
Sieberg, Herward and Zorn,Christa
Year:2014
Pages:488
ISBN:0-7734-4313-4
978-0-7734-4313-6
Price:299.95
This recently discovered cache of letters, skillfully and devotedly edited by Sieberg and Zorn, provides us with new insight into the powerful story of the enduring friendship of two women writers from enemy nations and their intellectual yet heartfelt correspondence, describing the events and challenges of The Great War from a clearly women’s perspective, outside the confines of the suppressive public sphere of censorship and propaganda.

Reviews

“In this profoundly moving correspondence, we also witness both women as they use the exchange of letters to explore their true political convictions…[it] is an invaluable contribution to the ever-widening scholarship on women’s lives and their political thought and activism during World War I.”
-Dr Phyllis F. Mannocchi,
Colby College


“The fact that the letters were kept, preserved, and discovered is quite astonishing and scholars specializing in this period will no doubt enjoy discovering this corpus, thanks to Christa Zorn’s and Herward Sieberg’s remarkable work…This book will be read and considered as a reference book by specialists of gender studies, historians, and indeed specialists of all the fields mentioned in the letters themselves…”
-Dr. Sophie Geoffroy,
University of La Réunion (France)


“It is a valuable contribution to Vernon Lee studies and for historians of WWI and the pacifist movement in England. Also, many of Lee’s letters are not published, and these are some of the first to be so.”
-Dr. Amanda Gagel,
University of California-Berkley


Table of Contents

Foreword Phyllis F. Mannocchi
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Textual and Technical Considerations
The Correspondence
1914

August Correspondence
September Correspondence
October Correspondence
November Correspondence
December Correspondence
1915
January Correspondence
February Correspondence
March Correspondence
April Correspondence
May Correspondence
June Correspondence
July Correspondence
August Correspondence
September Correspondence
October Correspondence
November Correspondence
December Correspondence
1916
January Correspondence
February Correspondence
March Correspondence
April Correspondence
May Correspondence
June Correspondence
September Correspondence
December Correspondence
1917
January Correspondence
February Correspondence
April Correspondence
May Correspondence
August Correspondence
September Correspondence
October Correspondence
1918
March Correspondence
April Correspondence
June Correspondence
October Correspondence
December Correspondence
Epilogue
Photo
List of Abbreviations
Used Archives
Works Cited
Index of Names
General Index