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Between Literature and History The Diaries and Memoirs of Mary Leadbeater and Dorothea Herbert

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ISBN-10: 3035300283

ISBN-13: 9783035300284

Edition: 250th 2010

Authors: Barbara Hughes

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This book explores the remarkable diaries and memoirs of Mary Leadbeater (1758-1826) and Dorothea Herbert (c.1767-1829), both of whom lived in Ireland. Working on the premise that their identities are literary constructions, the author investigates the cultural and existential impulses that motivate their creation. Leadbeater's diaries span fifty-seven years and include uncensored teenage journals, which are a rarity in Western Europe. Herbert was a member of the minor gentry and her extraordinary memoir, depicting her descent into madness, provides a wealth of cultural and historical information. The principal advantage of conducting a joint study of the writings of both women lies in the…    
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 250th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 1/14/2011
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 247
Language: English

R. Kent Hugheswas in pastoral ministry for 41 years, the last 27 as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He serves as the series editor for Crossway’s popular Preaching the Word commentaries and has made numerous contributions to the series. He and his wife,Barbara, have four children and 21 grandchildren. Barbara is a popular teacher of women’s groups and together with Kent has also authoredDisciplines of a Godly FamilyandCommon-Sense Parenting.