Lisa Merrill

Standard Name: Merrill, Lisa


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Cultural formation Matilda Hays
MH wore unconventional clothes, a half cross-dressing likely inspired by George Sand , which attracted frequent comment. She dressed like a man from the waist up, wearing tight, lapeled bodices, handsome waistcoats, and elegant bow...
Family and Intimate relationships Matilda Hays
Cushman had spent a week elsewhere with Emma Stebbins the previous month. MHthreatened to bring a suit against her for damages resulting from a broken literary career—she alleged she had sacrificed a certain position...
Literary Setting Matilda Hays
The setting and dates of the novel draw substantially on the relationship between Hays and Cushman . As Lisa Merrill notes, the very streets on which they lived in Rome . . . are described...


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Merrill, Lisa. When Romeo Was a Woman. University of Michigan Press, 1999.