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Author Halloran, William F., author.

Title The Life and Letters of William Sharp and Fiona Macleod. Volume I, 1855-1894 / William F. Halloran.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 697 pages)
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Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; LIFE; LETTERS; FORMAT; ABBREVIATIONS; Chapter One; Life: 1855-1881; Letters: 1877-1881; Bill of Fare; Chapter Two; Life: 1882-1884; Letters: 1882-1884; Chapter Three; Life: 1885-1886; Letters: 1885-1886; To A Poet; TO ERIC SUTHERLAND ROBERTSON; Chapter Four; Life: 1887-1888; Letters: 1887-1889; Chapter Five; Life: 1889; Letters: 1889; Chapter Six; Life: 1890; Letters: 1890; WILLIAM SHARP; WILLIAM SHARP; Chapter Seven; Life: 1891; Letters: 1891; Chapter Eight; Life: January-June, 1892; Letters: January-June, 1892; Chapter Nine
Summary "William Sharp (1855-1905) conducted one of the most audacious literary deceptions of his or any time. Sharp was a Scottish poet, novelist, biographer and editor who in 1893 began to write critically and commercially successful books under the name Fiona Macleod. This was far more than just a pseudonym: he corresponded as Macleod, enlisting his sister to provide the handwriting and address, and for more than a decade "Fiona Macleod" duped not only the general public but such literary luminaries as William Butler Yeats and, in America, E.C. Stedman. Sharp wrote "I feel another self within me now more than ever; it is as if I were possessed by a spirit who must speak out". This three-volume collection brings together Sharp's own correspondence - a fascinating trove in its own right, by a Victorian man of letters who was on intimate terms with writers including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pater, and George Meredith - and the Fiona Macleod letters, which bring to life Sharp's intriguing "second self". With an introduction and detailed notes by William F. Halloran, this richly rewarding collection offers a wonderful insight into the literary landscape of the time, while also investigating a strange and underappreciated phenomenon of late-nineteenth-century English literature. It is essential for scholars of the period, and it is an illuminating read for anyone interested in authorship and identity."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Terms Of Use Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
Subject Sharp, William, 1855-1905 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sharp, William, 1855-1905. (OCoLC)fst00007272
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Halloran, William F. Life and Letters of William Sharp and Fiona Macleod : Volume I: 1855-1894. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018 9781783745012
ISBN 9781783745029 (pdf)
9781783745036 (epub)
9781783745043 (mobi)
9781783746606 (xml)
1783745002 (Trade Paper)
Standard No. 9781783745005
UKMGB 019169512
AU@ 000069444379

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