Lady Hester Stanhope

Standard Name: Stanhope, Lady Hester


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Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
For a while after the separation CN pursued Melbourne with letters in an attempt to revive their intimacy, which in her isolation she sorely missed. He held her firmly at a distance. She accused him...
Health Dora Carrington
Carrington attempted to give herself a miscarriage by riding a horse violently, and when this did not work she became depressed to a nearly suicidal degree.
Gerzina, Gretchen. Carrington: A Life of Dora Carrington, 1893-1932. John Murray.
She had mused to Gerald Brenan in 1920...
Intertextuality and Influence E. M. Hull
She purportedly used the pseudonym E. M. Hullfor fear of disgracing her family.
Melman, Billie. Women and the Popular Imagination in the Twenties. Macmillan.
She wrote her first novel for personal distraction
Beauman, Nicola. A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39. Virago.
while her husband was away during the First World War; she...
Literary responses Mildred Cable
In its first four years, the book went through nine editions.
Warner, Marina et al. “Introduction”. The Gobi Desert, Beacon Press, p. xi - xxi.
The New York Times called it a fascinating record. . . . It is, besides, though the writer says little of herself, the...
Textual Features Jan Morris
The imaginary history of Hav takes in crusading knights, the Venetian and Ottoman empires, quaint customs, and passing visits from famous people, including Lady Hester Stanhope . The point of Last Letters from Hav is...
Textual Features Susanna Watts
Ephemera of all kinds have been bound in: family anecdotes, a letter of William Cowper of 1788, a Hindu Primer (or alphabet), a railway ticket of 1839, women's parliamentary petitions against slavery of 1833 (one...
Textual Production Carola Oman
Her choice of the leader of the disastrous retreat to Corunna was probably influenced by her father , whose A History of the Peninsular War was his best-known book. She quotes as epigraph from Lady Hester Stanhope
Textual Production Virginia Woolf
By 1912 VW had published on Margaret Cavendish (as Duchess of Newcastle), Ann, Lady Fanshawe , Elizabeth Carter , Anna Seward , Elizabeth, Lady Holland , Maria Edgeworth , Lady Hester Stanhope , theBrontë
Theme or Topic Treated in Text George Paston
The subjects of the first collection include Sydney Owenson (Lady Morgan) , Mary Howitt and her husband , and Lady Hester Stanhope .
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Ann Browne
In 1840 MAB published in three of the Dublin University Magazine's monthly issues. Her Sketches from the Antique—Second Series (in September) centres on women in antiquity. The Victor Virgin describes girl athletes racing; although...
Travel Freya Stark
FS and her friend Venetia Buddicom went illicitly by donkey into the foothills of the Syrian state of Jebel Druze. (Previous travellers to the Druze included Lady Hester Stanhope and Gertrude Bell .)
Geniesse, Jane Fletcher. Passionate Nomad. Random House.
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Travel Ann Bridge
Her work here involved her in a journey in August and September of the same year to Turkey, in quest of food and clothes for prisoners of war.
Bridge, Ann. Facts and Fictions. Chatto and Windus.
There for six weeks she...
Travel George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron
Byron first left England to travel at the beginning of July 1709, accompanied by his friend John Cam Hobhouse , on a more adventurous version of the Grand Tour which took him as far as...


By June 1845: Charles Meryon (who had travelled and lived...

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By June 1845

Charles Meryon (who had travelled and lived with Lady Hester Stanhope as her physician in the Middle East from 1810 until her death in 1839) published Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope as Related by...


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