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Family, Love, and Work in the Lives of Victorian Gentlewomen

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ISBN-10: 0253205093

ISBN-13: 9780253205094

Edition: 1989

Authors: M. Jeanne Peterson

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Physically frail, badly educated girls, brought up to lead useless lives as idle gentlewomen, married to dominant husbands, and relegated to "separate spheres" of life-these phrases have often been used to describe Victorian upper-middle-class women. M. Jeanne Peterson rejects such formulations and the received wisdom they embody in favour of a careful examination of Victorian ladies and their lives.Focusing on a network of urban professional families over three generations; this book examines the scope and quality of gentlewomen's education, their physical lives, their relationships to money, their experience of family illness and death, and their relationships to men (brother and friends…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/22/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Murray Bowen, M.D., and Michael Kerr, M.D., worked together for twenty years. When Bowen passed away in 1990, Kerr took over his position as the Director of the Georgetown Family Center.