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A long novel with a complex plot, Grantley Manor concerns the trials of both Anglican and Catholic heroines, and the human cost of religious prejudice.
It opens on the motherless Margaret Leslie growing up an...
The class difference between this pair is figured in the religion of their respective fathers, which each has rejected. Colthurst's father was a fashionable preacher who regularly packed his Anglican church; Jenny's is an ex-seaman...
|Cultural formation||Ann Jebb|
|Cultural formation||Edna Lyall|
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Sewell||
She was born into a well-educated, strictly Anglican family. Both her grandfathers were clergymen and most of her brothers had distinguished careers in public life. Her father's position as a prominent solicitor and land agent...
|Cultural formation||Iris Murdoch|
|Cultural formation||Sarah Trimmer|
|Cultural formation||Augusta Webster||
She came from a presumably white family with mixed English, Scottish, and French background on her mother's side, which also had strong literary connections. There is dispute among critics as to how far she was...
|Cultural formation||Pat Arrowsmith||
The vicarage was by the sea, and the sheltered atmosphere was almost Victorian in its cocooned world.
Her Anglican family was comfortably upper-middle class, and thought of itself as upper-class. As a child...
Arrowsmith, Pat. I Should Have Been a Hornby Train. Heretic Books, 1995.
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Boyd||
EB was English, urban, presumably white, and of the middling sort. It is probable from the support she received that her lowest Condition of Fortune was something that happened to her, not something she was...
|Cultural formation||Frances Power Cobbe|
|Cultural formation||T. S. Eliot||
TSE was received into the Church of England in the parish church at Finstock in Oxfordshire. Five months later, he became a naturalised British subject, which at this date meant renouncing his US citizenship.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Ackroyd, Peter. T.S. Eliot. Hamish Hamilton, 1984.
|Cultural formation||Monica Furlong|
|Cultural formation||Emily Hickey||
Brought up as an Anglican in the Church of Ireland , she devoted herself with increasing fervour to her religion. Later she converted and became an extremely devout Catholic .
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
Peterson, William S. Interrogating the Oracle: A History of the London Browning Society. Ohio University Press, 1969.