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Author Rigg, Patricia, 1951- author.

Title A. Mary F. Robinson : Victorian poet and modern woman of letters / Patricia Rigg
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction: An Anglo-French Life -- 1 A. Mary F. Robinson: "A Born Poet" -- 2 London, Florence, and Vernon Lee, 1880-82 -- 3 Experiments with Fiction, Biography, and Poetic Realism, 1883-85 -- 4 Final Years in London, 1885-88 -- 5 Mary James Darmesteter, 1889-99 -- 6 Mary Duclaux, 1900-12 -- 7 The Belle Époque and Literary "War Work" -- Conclusion: The Legacy of A. Mary F. Robinson/Mary James Darmesteter/Mary Duclaux
Summary "Born in England in 1857, Agnes Mary Frances Robinson contributed to cultural and literary currents from nineteenth-century Victorianism to twentieth-century modernism; she was equally at home in London and Paris and prolific in both English and French. Yet Robinson remains an enigma on many levels. This literary biography integrates Robinson's unorthodox life with her development as a writer across genres. Best known for her poetry, Robinson was also a respected biographer, history writer, travel writer, and contributor of reviews and articles to the Times Literary Supplement for nearly forty years. She had a romantic friendship with the writer Vernon Lee and two happy - and celibate - marriages. Her salons in London and Paris were attended by major literary and artistic figures, and she counted amongst her friends Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, John Addington Symonds, Gaston Paris, Ernest Renan, and Maurice Barrès. Reflecting a decade of research in international archives and family papers, A. Mary F. Robinson reveals the extraordinary woman behind the popular writer and critically acclaimed poet."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 24, 2021)
Subject Robinson, A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances), 1857-1944.
Robinson, A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances), 1857-1944.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Authors, English.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780228010142