Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Standard Name: Gibbon, Edward
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|Education||Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda||
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...
As a young adult CC took on her own education. With varying degrees of success she studied grammar, elocution, French, and the violin. She also discovered the public library. Colleagues at work got her to...
|Education||P. L. Travers||
Here she got through lots of reading, beginning with Gibbon 's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and proved inventive in breaking rules. She discovered the theatre through acting coach Lawrence Campbell ...
The idea had been that Jack and Suzan Robbins should select a boarding school for Sibylle and have her to stay for the holidays. Instead, with the money provided by her family and trustees, they...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Dorothea Celesia|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Anne Stevenson|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire||
As a widow, Lady Elizabeth received a proposal of marriage from Edward Gibbon ; she turned him down.
|Friends, Associates||Dorothea Celesia|
|Friends, Associates||Hannah More|
|Friends, Associates||Dorothea Celesia||
Gibbon visited DC again in May and June 1764 in Genoa (where he was staying after finding Venice impossibly expensive). Again she received him with a friendliness beyond mere politeness and introduced him to some...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Hamilton|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Beatrice Harraden||
This novel's central episode of a chance encounter between strangers became one of BH 's favourite themes.
She relates this story in a simple style, almost like one designed for children. Her protagonist, orphan Bernardine...
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Virginia Woolf||
Rachel leaves home on her voyage hoping to broaden her experience and come to understand herself and the world, but finds herself in a physical space and a society that are constricting. Although it seemed...
|Intertextuality and Influence||John Oliver Hobbes||
Pearl Richards (later JOH ) read widely as a child and adolescent, and her parents' liberal views (and considerable fortune) meant that she could pursue her tastes in both the lending libraries and the less...
17 February 1776
Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; its mockingly sceptical fifteenth and sixteenth chapters caused a storm of controversy.
Between 1788 and 1792
The historian Edward Gibbon composed no less than six drafts of his autobiography, which remained unpublished during his lifetime.